Ever thought about the Children's Hospital?
They want your opinion...
The Bristol Royal Hospital for Children is proposing a change to its entry/exit route between 22.00 and 06.00 (‘out of hours’) and we would like your views on this. Please could you take a moment to complete the following survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/BRHCroute
It should take between 1 and 5 minutes of your time. The survey will close on Monday 13th July. Here is some further information on this proposal:
The current situation:
At present, patients, staff and the public can access the Children’s Emergency Department via two entrances:
The main entrance of the Children’s Hospital on Upper Maudlin Street (Photo 1 below)
Via the BRI welcome centre in hours (Photo 2 below ) or side entrance of the BRI out of hours (Photo 3 below), both of which are also accessed from Upper Maudlin Street (photo 2 & 3).
Out of hours, portering staff are not consistently based at the main entrance if the Children’s Hospital. The doors to the main entrance are locked, but can be accessed via an intercom
Parents or carers wishing to enter or exit the Children’s Hospital do so via the main entrance/exit, using the intercom system
The proposed changes:
The Trust would like to adopt a unified route for both ADULTS & CHILDREN attending either Emergency Department, 24 hours a day.
In hours, the entrance to the Emergency Departments would be via the Welcome Centre (photo 2) and out of hours, via the entrance in Photo 3.
Parents or carers of existing ward patients wishing to enter or exit the Children’s Hospital out of hours, would do so via the same route (Photo 2). (They would continue to use the main entrance to the Children’s Hospital in hours.)
Points to note:
Swipe access via the main entrance would be maintained out of hours for staff only
There is access via a lift as well as stairs from the entrance in photo 3. Attached is a photographic description of the route proposed that begins in Photo 3.
There would be investment in new signposting to ensure the routes advised were clear to patients, staff and the public
Why are we proposing this change?
To improve the security of the Children’s Hospital out of hours
To reduce opportunities for unknown persons to enter or tailgate into Children’s Hospital out of hours
To offer a unified route for emergency care for both adults and children