Children's infectious diseases

About

The children's infectious diseases service serves the local community as well as being the regional centre caring for children with rare, complex or life-threatening infections.

As well as ‘general‘ infectious diseases clinics we also offer several specialist clinics such as:

  • HIV
  • tuberculosis (TB)
  • hepatitis
  • congenital infection
  • suspected immune deficiency
  • complex vaccine issues
  • Kawasaki’s disease
  • bone and joint infection

Inpatient services are on grand union ward, one of the few paediatric wards in London with negative pressure facilities for serious respiratory infections (for example, TB, drug-resistant TB, emerging new flu viruses).

We work closely with the adjacent paediatric intensive care unit.

The unit has gained an international reputation for research in paediatric infectious diseases for example, significantly improving the survival of children with meningococcal infection and other forms of sepsis.