It also noted there was 'no paediatric medical cover on site even though the paediatric observation and emergency surgery unit provided 24-hour care for surgical patients.' The report said: "Advanced paediatric nurse practitioner
staffing levels were not always adequate to provide a safe service on the paediatric observation and emergency surgery unit."
Sarah Doyle, who works part time as a lecturer, also works at Alder Hey Hospital in Liverpool as a Urology Advanced Paediatric Nurse Practitioner
. She said: "This award has helped me celebrate the value of bringing together research and practice in order to improve outcomes and experience for children, young people and their families."
The degree course and the advanced paediatric nurse practitioner
course have been developed in conjunction with Liverpool John Moores University and Primary Care Trusts.
* THANK YOU: Ian Smith presents the gifts to patients Kelsie Nolan, aged 11, and Finlay Pearce, eight, with children''s unit play practitioner Stephanie Sayles, advanced paediatric nurse practitioner
Jenny Taylor and staff nurse Lin Mar (PW071011Ghri-