Children and young people with mental health challenges in Jersey will have a dedicated place in the hospital's children's ward in future.
Robin Ward at the General Hospital is undergoing major refurbishment.
Once finished, there will be an enhanced facility for children and young people needing admission for planned treatment, or following an emergency referral, as well as a provision for those with mental health troubles who need hospital care.
Some children and young people will also no longer need Robin Ward. Instead a new Continuing Care Clinic is being set up within the paediatric area of the Hospital’s Outpatients Department. This will cater for those requiring a range of assessments, investigations or short-term reviews of treatment.
The work is starting next week and is expected to take 18 weeks to complete. Whilst it is happening, Robin Ward will be relocated to the seventh floor of the hospital.