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Information about St John's Hospital Paediatric Ward

NHS Lothian have announced that patients will not be admitted to the children's ward at the Livingston Hospital from Friday 7 July.

Parents will not have to do anything differently.The children's ward will continue to operate as an assessment and programmed investigation unit from Monday to Friday between 8am and 8pm.

Children will still be assessed and treated in the Emergency Department at St John's Hospital at night and weekends. A paediatric consultant will be available on-call 24/7. If a child needs to be admitted to hospital a transfer to the Royal Hospital for Sick Children, Edinburgh will be arranged.

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