We provide a wide range of services and facilities for children and young people, as well as information and support for their parents.
As well as our paediatric outpatients departments, we have two dedicated children's wards at the trust: Casey Ward at Epsom Hospital and the children's ward at Queen Mary's Hospital for Children – our dedicated paediatric hospital based at St Helier. Read more about being an inpatient at our hospitals.
Our children's wards each have a play room and a play specialist. Play specialists help the children through their visit or stay by using play and distraction to support them emotionally through some of the necessary treatments they may undergo.
One parent can stay on the inpatient wards by the side of their child; fold-away beds are provided at night. There are also parents' sitting rooms on both wards where parents can take a break and make themselves a drink. The rooms also have a fridge and microwave for parents to use.
The children's ward at Queen Mary's Hospital for Children cares for children with medical and surgical conditions as well as providing specialist care for children with cystic fibrosis, gastrointestinal conditions, and sickle cell disease. Casey Ward provides care for acutely unwell children as well as being a shared-care oncology service with the Royal Marsden Hospital.
Children who are unwell enough to require intensive care are stabilised before being transported to the nearest children's intensive care facility with an available bed. Transport is provided by a specialist intensive care team, which includes senior doctors and nurses and a specialist ambulance.
The assessment unit at Queen Mary's Hospital for Children and Ebbisham ward at Epsom Hospital provide a day service for medical investigations and procedures, plus the assessment of acute medical illness prior to discharge home or admission to the inpatient ward. Ebbisham also provides day surgery beds.
We have dedicated paediatric outpatient departments at Epsom Hospital and Queen Mary's Hospital for Children at St Helier.
Our experienced and friendly nursing staff provide outpatient services for babies, children and young adults (0-16 years), supported by a play specialist and play areas.
Clinics are held for general paediatrics and for the following specialities:
- Cystic fibrosis
- Paediatric surgery
- Orthopaedic and paediatric surgery
- Clinical psychology
- Ear, nose and throat (ENT)
Queen Mary's Hospital for Children also offers a phlebotomy service for patients attending the clinics, and X-ray are conveniently located within the department.