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Table 1 Characteristics of participating hospitals

From: A prospective, mixed-methods, before and after study to identify the evidence base for the core components of an effective Paediatric Early Warning System and the development of an implementation package containing those core recommendations for use in the UK: Paediatric early warning system – utilisation and mortality avoidance– the PUMA study protocol

Site Hospital type Number of beds (excluding PICU) Approximate number of in-patient admissions annually (excluding day-cases) TTT currently in place?
Site 1 Specialist children’s hospital 337 in-patient, 15 HDU Over 200,000 Yes
Site 2 District General hospital 22 in-patient, 2 HDU 2500 Yes
Site 3 Specialist children’s hospital 116 in-patient, 6 HDU 23,000 No
Site 4 District General hospital 38 in-patient, 7 HDU 7500 No