Changes to children's and maternity services

What to do if your child is unwell

There is no inpatient (overnight) care for children at Friarage Hospital so it is important you know what to do if your child is unwell. The information on this page will help you to make the right choices if you are not sure where to go for treatment.

Children's services

We now run a short-stay paediatric assessment unit (SSPAU) where staff assess, monitor and treat children who have been referred by their GP or who have open access arrangements in place.

Maternity services

The way we provide maternity services at the Friarage Hospital has now changed. We have a free-standing midwife-led unit at the Friarage Hospital - run by experienced midwives - for pregnant women who are medically fit, have had a normal pregnancy and are at low risk of complication.

Travel information

Travel information following changes to children's and maternity services at the Friarage Hospital including new shuttlebus service from Friarage to James Cook sites, interactive maps, timetables and purchasing train tickets.

Resources

Resources to download including leaflets and posters on changes to children's and maternity services at the Friarage Hospital.