Child & Adolescent Unit (Ward 16 and Ward 17)


The Child & Adolescent Unit (CAU) provides planned and emergency care to babies, children, young people and their families. 
Services include:-
• High Dependency
• Inpatient Services 
• Paediatric Assessment
• Planned Surgical admissions
• Pre-operative Assessment
• Emergency Surgery
• Paediatric Trauma
• Shared Care Oncology
• Paediatric Audiology
• Play Team Support

Service Details

Child & Adolescent Unit , Leighton Hospital, Middlewich Road, Crewe, Cheshire , CW1 4QJ (directions displayed on map)
Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Service Type:
Health and Wellbeing
Age Range:
0 - 16 (and in high school education). Children up to 19 years of age with complex care needs
Age Band:
  • Early Years (Under 5)
  • Children (5-18)
  • Young Adults (14-25)
Eligibility criteria:
The child or young person must have a health or nursing need
Is a referral required?:
Accepted referral methods:
  • Self referral
  • Via CAMHS (Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services)
  • Via GP or Health Professional
  • Via Children’s Social Care
Additional Referral Information:
NB. self referrals are accepted for children with an open access or direct access agreement
Waiting List:
There is no waiting list for this service
How is the service provided?:
  • Telephone
Areas covered in Cheshire East:
  • Alsager
  • Crewe
  • Nantwich
Service operates in the following neighbouring local authorities:
  • Cheshire West and Chester
Communication aids and support available:
  • Large Print Material
  • Materials in Braille
  • Translated Material
Additional information for assistance with communication:
Translated material, large print material and materials in Braille available upon request
Accessibility aids and support available:
  • Accessible Parking
  • Accessible Toilet/Changing Facilities
  • Fully Wheelchair Accessible

Opening Times

Days service available:
Opening Times - Monday:
24 hours
Opening Times - Tuesday:
24 hours
Opening Times - Wednesday:
24 hours
Opening Times - Thursday:
24 hours
Opening Times - Friday:
24 hours
Opening Times - Saturday:
24 hours
Opening Times - Sunday:
24 hours
Additional Opening Times:

This page was last updated on 04 January 2018

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This page was last updated on 04 January 2018


Contact Details

Contact Name:
Andrea Collins (Ward Manager)
01270 612073
01270 612074