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Children and Young People

Mid Essex Hospitals Acute Children’s Services provide care for children and young people. All acute services for children are now based at Broomfield Hospital.

Please would all parents and visitors use the alcohol hand rub on entering all wards.

Please do not visit if you are unwell or have suffered from diarrhoea and vomiting in the last 24 hours.


Phoenix  Unit  (E 1.1) is situated on Level 1 next to the East entrance.

Phoenix ward is a children's medical and surgical ward caring for children who are admitted as an emergency or who require an overnight stay in hospital

Children's Assessment Unit - There is an assessment facility for children with a range of medical  and surgical conditions. Children can be referred urgently by their GP or  by Accident and Emergency to this unit and will be seen and assessed by a paediatrician or a surgeon. 


Neonatal Unit (405) is situated on level 4 of the main building

The unit provides intensive and special care for sick and premature babies who are admitted directly from the labour ward or from the community midwifery teams. Babies are transferred into and out of the unit to ensure that each baby receives the appropriate level of care. 


Wizard ward is situated on Level 3 of the main building

The ward provides planned day surgical facilities for children and young people.


Children's Outpatients is situated on Level 1 of the main building

Provides a comprehensive children's outpatient service and outreach clinics to the community hospitals. Visiting specialist teams from The Royal London, Royal Brompton and Great Ormond Street provide joint care clinics.