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Embrace refer a patient

Like all parts of the healthcare system Embrace is working hard to ensure that we have a response to COVID-19 focussed on the safety of patients. We are making plans to maintain our services at a level that meets the needs of the neonatal and paediatric critical care networks in Yorkshire & Humber. In addition we are working with the wider NHS to ensure that the healthcare service for the whole population is maintained at a safe level. During this time there may be changes to our normal procedures. We will do our best to communicate these effectively but we would ask for understanding as we move through these difficult times.

For all major trauma and acute transfer requests please call our 24 hour hotline on 0114 268 8180 and choose the appropriate option when prompted.

For planned transfers, please complete the new online referral form or use a planned transfer booking form, which should be printed, completed, scanned and emailed to 

The referral will then be triaged on a call back and a transport plan agreed and communicated to you.

The follow information sheets are helpful in preparing for an Embrace transfer:

Find out more about:

Transfer documentation

Transferred patients need appropriate documentation for their ongoing care. A photocopy of all recent relevant notes including the blood test results and drug prescription chart are essential for all patients.

For paediatric patients you may wish to write a letter for the accepting team.

For neonatal patients we ask that an updated Badger summary is completed.

Please PACS any important radiology images to the receiving hospital.

Time critical transfers

Guidance on preparing for a time critical transfer:

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