Dear Parents, 

The Emergency Medical Care operating at the Pediatric Clinic of the UD Clinical Centre in the Pallagi street wing of the Pediatric Clinic receives children requiring emergency care 24 hours a day.

If an acute condition requiring immediate medical intervention occurs, which, in the absence of prompt, rapid care, may even endanger the life of the child, you must contact the emergency care provider or notify the National Ambulance Service by calling 112!


  • starts suddenly (trauma, poisoning, heat damage, electric shock, water accident, acute abdominal disaster)
  • with a rapid course (appears within minutes or hours and does not go away despite adequate care)
  • your condition is spectacular and rapid
  • great pain, profuse bleeding
  • unquenchable high fever
  • extreme pallor
  • very sparse or very rapid or irregular pulse
  • loss of consciousness and/or consciousness
  • persistent vomiting
  • difficulty breathing, shortness of breath
  • seizure, spreading paralysis.

Important! It is not the duty of the Emergency Patient Care Department to take over the tasks of primary care for children. Waiting times for emergency care (including ambulance services, doctor's offices and emergency departments) are significantly affected by use with NON-URGENT medical conditions.

If, with their non-sudden complaints (illness lasting several days or weeks without a sudden deterioration), they use emergency care instead of a family doctor's appointment or organized specialist appointments, this significantly increases waiting times. As a result, you may have to wait longer in an emergency department than at a family doctor or specialist surgery.

Furthermore, in the case of any other special referral or check-up, the data is recorded at the outpatient registration, and the care is due at the relevant specialist clinic.

It is not the task of the emergency department to "examine" patients who have received appointments for various specialist appointments.


Patients arriving at the Emergency Patient Care Department - either without a referral or with a referral issued to the Children's Clinic's Emergency Department - then report to the Emergency Medical Care administration desk with the necessary documents (previous documentation, TAJ card, referral) where their data is recorded, and then the triage examination follows.


Patients are treated not in order of arrival, but in order of severity following a condition assessment (triage). Therefore, those in a more serious condition, or those whose injuries require faster care, will be seen by the doctor sooner. This prevents patients who require immediate care, but who are more patient or who are not sufficiently aware of their condition, to wait for hours in front of the doctor's office.

The triage determines the waiting time for treatment to begin, which can last from 5 minutes to 2 hours, depending on the illness and condition.

The purpose of patient classification according to the severity of the patient after admission is to recognize the need for immediate intervention, to minimize the patient's maximum waiting time, to direct the patient to the appropriate care facility and care unit, and to provide adequate information to the patient and the next of kin.

In connection with the triage examination, a medical worker who has been qualified for this purpose asks about the patient's brief medical history, leading symptoms and complaints, and after a quick health assessment records the most important vital parameters (body temperature, respiratory rate, pulse, blood pressure, etc.).


After the waiting time according to the triage category has expired or in the event of a change in the patient's condition, performing a repeated classification according to a new condition assessment, as well as documenting the patient's condition and the reclassification between categories.


After triage, the examining physician takes a detailed history of the patient sent to the examination room, and the patient is examined and the necessary tests are ordered. If the patient's condition allows the examination to take place on an outpatient basis, the patient waits in the waiting room until the results of the tests are received, and after the preparation of the therapy plan, a decision is made to discharge the patient, refer him to his family doctor or to another specialist.

If your child's complaint does not have a medical condition requiring institutional care, they can go home after the triage medical examination and advice.

If, based on your child's condition, the examining physician determines that the patient needs inpatient care, we will refer you to the inpatient department of the SBO. The duration of the stay is determined by the child's complaints and symptoms. After 6 to 24 hours of observation in the emergency department, depending on their condition, they are either discharged or referred to a hospital department and/or specialist clinic providing definitive care.

The Emergency Department is not tasked with making a final diagnosis, only starting the initial tests, after which the patient is referred to definitive care, i.e. a detailed and final investigation of a complaint that has existed for a long time (weeks, months) is not done in the Emergency Department.

Due to the preparedness of the Emergency Medical Care staff and the equipment of the department, it is able to carry out urgent life-saving interventions and stabilize the patient's condition, but due to the inpatient department, it is suitable for admitting and monitoring patients with a medical condition that cannot be clarified at the first moment, as well as for further examinations.


Emergency Ambulance:

+36 52 411 600 / extension 55636

+36 52 255 603

Emergency Inpatient Department:

+36 52 411 600 / extension 57157



By clicking here or by scanning the QR code below, the dear interested party will be taken to the Parent Information page prepared by the staff of the Pediatric Clinic of Debrecen, where you can start a search according to symptoms, complaints and illnesses. Our goal is to provide you with up-to-date health information, facilitating the care of your child at home and promoting the recognition of complaints that require immediate treatment.



SBO gyerekklinika1Thanks to the developments taking place at the Pediatric Clinic, the new two-story Pediatric Emergency Centre meeting all needs will be built by the end of 2023. In a facility equipped with the most modern diagnostic equipment, we can provide uniform pediatric emergency care. Patient care will be provided in parallel at four side-by-side ambulances: in addition to the 18-bed pediatric emergency-accident inpatient department, the primary care ambulance (primary care unit) will also operate, where family pediatricians will also be on call during certain time slots. At the clinical emergency clinic, more serious and more complex cases are also treated within the framework of 24-hour care. The centre houses a modern imaging diagnostic department, as well as a modern pediatric surgery department with 15 beds and two operating blocks. Bronchofiberscopic and gastroscopic interventions will also be possible in the endoscopy lab.SBO gyerekklinika2

The new centre will be able to receive 120-130 patients per day at the ambulance, and children under the age of 14 will receive the so-called it will also be possible to care for minor injuries, which means conservative (non-surgical) care for limb and head injuries and minor injuries.

It is important to emphasize that more complex injuries, such as open fractures or injuries sustained during a high-energy accident mechanism (running over, falling from a height, traffic accident causing serious injuries) and children over 14 years of age, continue to receive traumatological treatment at the UD CC Kenézy Gyula Campus Traumatology.


Last update: 2024. 01. 31. 10:04