All referral calls should be made to the dedicated WATCh and trauma line – 0300 0300 789.
You will then need to select whether your call should go through to the WATCh or trauma team and will then be forwarded to a Call Handler who will take some basic details and connect you directly with the clinical team.
To facilitate clear communication you can print off copies of the ‘referral form’ on the right to use when referring a patient.
A decision will be made as to whether the WATCh team needs to be mobilised or whether the child can continue to be jointly managed by their referring hospital with WATCh advice.
The child will be transferred to the nearest available PICU bed. If a bed is not available in Cardiff or Bristol, the WATCh team will locate and transfer the child to the nearest PICU bed out of region.