[PDF] Care of the critically ill child in Irish hospitals 2015

Source:
Association of Anaesthetists
Publisher:
Association of Anaesthetists
Publication date:
11 November 2015

Abstract

Recent health controversies regarding the delivery of infants outside maternity units, combined with areas of difficulty in caring for critically ill older children in general hospitals, have prompted the Irish Standing Committee of the Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain and Ireland and the Faculty of Paediatrics, RCPI, to review some aspects of paediatric care in general hospitals, both with and without paediatric and/or maternity units.

This problem in relation to the management of the critically ill child outside a specialist paediatric hospital is not exclusive to the Republic of Ireland, and we are aware that this debate is also occurring elsewhere.