Paediatric Early Warning System (PEWS)

Young patient undergoes tests

About Ireland's Paediatric Early Warning System (PEWS)

Making hospitals safer for children

The Paediatric Early Warning System (PEWS) is a workstream of the National Clinical Programme for Paediatrics and Neonatology.

It provides a framework for care and empowers clinicians to act on behalf of a child with signs of deterioration or about whom they have clinical concerns.

It is designed to make hospital admissions safer for children and help staff care for deteriorating paediatric patients.