Pediatric Emergency Department

Pediatric Emergency Care

Halifax Health – Pediatric Emergency Department is here to ensure that our youngest patients have access to the best possible care when they need it most. Featuring twelve private rooms and a pediatric resuscitation room, the Pediatric Emergency Department is fully-staffed with board-certified emergency pediatricians, trauma surgeons, emergency department physicians and intensivists who have been specially trained to care for pediatric patients. Halifax Health offers the only Level II Pediatric Intensive Care Unit in the area, and care is provided 24 hours a day. The Pediatric Emergency Department works closely with Speediatrics, our NASCAR-themed inpatient pediatric unit, and our Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (Pediatric ICU) which is located at Halifax Health Medical Center in the Betty Jane France Center for Pediatrics. The Pediatric ICU at Halifax Health Medical Center utilizes a multi-disciplinary team focused on caring for young patients.

The team of experts includes:

  • Pediatric intensivists (physicians who specialize in pediatric intensive care)
  • Critical care nurses
  • Respiratory therapists
  • Rehabilitation therapists
  • Pharmacists
  • Dietitians
  • Medical social workers

Depending on the needs of the child, other specialists may be involved in his or her care. The Pediatric ICU at Halifax Health Medical Center has the best trained, best qualified and most comprehensive staff in the area.