This guideline describes the procedure which must be followed whenever a diagnosis of Mycobacterium Tuberculosis (M.TB) infection is suspected or confirmed, to optimally protect staff, patients and other visitors from risk of infection and assist in the care of the child with M.TB (not including Occupational Health policy).
The Mildred Creak Unit (MCU) is an intensive intervention 10 place unit (7 inpatient beds and 3 day places), admitting children from seven to 15 years of age with a range of mental health problems such as eating disorders, somatising disorders and other emotional and behavioural disorders.
NOTE: We review our guidelines regularly and this guideline is now past its review date. The content of the guideline below may not reflect the most recent evidence-based practice. Please use with caution.
Von Willebrand disease is a type of clotting disorder – more common than the better known haemophilia. A specific protein is missing from the blood so that injured blood vessels cannot heal in the usual way. Von Willebrand disease is named after the doctor first described the condition in the early 20th Century. This page from Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) explains the causes, symptoms and treatment of Von Willebrand disease and where to get help.
Anti-TNF medicines, such as adalimumab, etanercept and infliximab, act against a protein in the blood called Tissue Necrosis Factor Alpha (TNFα). This protein can cause inflammation when it is present in large amounts in the blood.
The ward is for children who need medical investigations and tests. It is open six days a week, from Monday to Saturday. Some patients are seen as day cases, while others are admitted for one night or more.