Thank you for visiting the ACE service pages! If you’re new to the service, please take a look at the short films on the right to find out more.
The ACE (Ambulatory Care Experience) Service provides an alternative to hospital referral or admission for children and young people with common acute illnesses like asthma.
Children and young people can be referred to the service from Primary Care, as well as the Accident and Emergency Department and Children’s Clinical Decision Area at Bradford Royal Infirmary (ward 32).
Children and young people who meet pathway criteria are looked after at home under the care of a nurse and on-call consultant paediatrician in a ‘virtual ward’.
The paediatrician takes clinical responsibility for the CYP from the time of referral.
HSJ Award winner
The ACE service initially launched as a 12-month pilot project in December 2017, but is now fully funded. Less than a year later, it topped the prestigious Urgent and Emergency Care category at the 2018 HSJ Awards.
If you would like to know more please watch our film featuring one of our patients and family members and/or contact us.
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