Our children’s teams care for young people with cardiac and respiratory conditions, providing specialist care for children from before birth to 16.
We are a national referral centre and offer the full range of diagnostic and surgical interventions.
Our children’s services are internationally renowned for our work in many areas including fetal cardiology, paediatric cystic fibrosis and severe asthma, and we form the largest national referral centre for children with heart rhythm problems.
Our work consists of the following sub-specialities:
- Paediatric respiratory medicine including cystic fibrosis, primary ciliary dyskinesia, sleep and ventilation, long term ventilation
- Paediatric cardiology and cardiac morphology
- Fetal cardiology
- Congenital heart surgery
Paediatric intensive care unit
We have a dedicated paediatric intensive care unit that cares for many of our child patients immediately after surgery for heart or lung conditions. The unit is equipped with the latest technology and renal, cardiac and respiratory support is provided if the child’s condition requires.
We recognise the speed of a child’s recovery will be aided by the presence of parents and family and we welcome parents to the hospital and provide quiet rooms, overnight accommodation and catering facilities.
To minimise stress for children we offer a home-from-home environment including play and school rooms staffed by school teachers and hospital play specialists.
Throughout their time at the hospital, children are supported by specialist nurses and have access to a range of support services, including clinical psychologists, dieticians, and physiotherapists.