We provide a wide range of specialist and general services for children in our local community and further afield with one of the strongest general paediatric services in the country.
Children who are referred to us or who become unwell and are admitted through the children’s A&E department benefit from the holistic care of the expert general paediatric service, supported by subspecialist clinicians. We aim to provide the best possible holistic services to infants, children and young people, whether they are acutely ill or living with a chronic condition.
In most instances a child should be seen first by a general paediatrician who will draw in subspecialist support as needed and will coordinate care linking in with the child’s GP (through the Connecting Care for Children programme) and other local services.
We ask that all children and young people attending this service come with a parent, carer or guardian, who will be present throughout all consultations unless the young person chooses to be seen alone.
Our practice follows the principles of the children's national service framework, a set of standards published by the government for health and social services for children and young people.
Our children's services are primarily based at St Mary's Hospital, with the Great Western ward providing general paediatrics care, the paediatric intensive care unit providing critical care for children, the Westway ward providing paediatric day case surgery and the Grand Union ward providing paediatric oncology, haematology, bone marrow transplant and infectious diseases care. We also provide neonatal care on the Winnicott baby unit at St Mary's and the neonatal unit at Queen Charlotte's & Chelsea.
- Child psychiatry (CAMHS)
- Children's accident and emergency
- Children's allergy
- Children's ambulatory
- Children's audiology
- Children's cancer services
- Children's cardiology
- Children's dermatology
- Children's diabetes
- Children's ear, nose and throat
- Children's endocrinology
- Children's gastroenterology
- Children's haematology, blood and marrow transplantation
- Children's haemostasis and thrombosis
- Children's hand surgery
- Children's hepatitis family clinic
- Children's HIV family services
- Children's imaging
- Children's infectious diseases
- Children's kidney and hypertension
- Children's neurology
- Children's nutrition and dietetics
- Children's occupational therapy
- Children's ophthalmology
- Children's orthopaedics
- Children's palliative care
- Children's physiotherapy
- Children's respiratory
- Children's rheumatology
- Children's sleep service
- Children's speech and language therapy
- Children's surgery
- Children's syncope
- Children's tuberculosis
- Disorders of sexual development and adolescent gynaecology
- Neurodisability and child development
- Paediatric intensive care unit (PICU)
Prolonged jaundice clinic
We also have a prolonged jaundice clinic where newborn babies with prolonged neonatal jaundice can be referred directly by the health visitor or midwife to the dedicated clinic.
This clinic makes it easier to refer, reduces waiting times, provides a baby-friendly environment, and improves feedback of results to the health care worker and the family. To find out how to refer please see our referrals section here.
Children and young peoples' videos
Please take some time to watch these videos which help prepare toddlers, children and young people for their visit to hospital:
- Children and young people's videos – Age 0-6
- Children and young people's videos – age 7-12
- Children and young people's videos – age 13 plus
Further online resources
Patient information leaflets
- Ciprofloxacin 250mg 5ml oral suspension preparation guide
- Febrile seizures
- Extravasation injury in children
- pH study
- Prolonged jaundice in babies
- Support for those coping with the loss of a baby or child
- Welcome to the family clinic
NHS Choices feedback
We welcome your feedback on our children's services. You can leave a review on the Trust's NHS Choices page.
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Thank you for the smooth, professional and efficient service provided by the ambulatory and trauma team. Your provision could not be faulted: good communication throughout, kindness, care and excellent team work. We are very grateful.Anonymous
My son received outstanding care in A&E and on the ward. The care from the physio was outstanding too. My son is doing well and I really appreciate all the care given by the staff of Great Western ward.Mercy
Just received outstanding service in children's ophthalmology outpatients. All staff were so caring, supportive and very friendly – this makes so much difference when you have a child with special needs. Thank you so much.Anonymous