Children’s general medicine

This specialty is your initial point of contact for specialised paediatric care.

Our paediatric out-patient department is for children and their families only. We operate six days a week for appointments with both general and specialist paediatricians and have a comfortable seating and a play area. Our fast referral service means an appointment can be arranged with a paediatrician the same day.

If, following examination, your child needs to be admitted to the hospital, this can happen straight away, and we have resident paediatric clinical fellows and consultants on call 24 hours a day.

All members of the paediatrics team, from surgeons and nurses to our diagnosticians, therapists and dietitians specialise in working with children only. Our paediatric nurses and play specialists are dedicated to looking after the emotional and physical needs of our young patients.

Common conditions we treat include:
  • acute Infections such as pneumonia, urinary tract infection meningitis
  • allergic rhinitis and or hay fever
  • asthma
  • bedwetting
  • behavioural problems
  • constipation
  • croup
  • diarrhoea
  • eczema
  • feeding problems in newborn babies
  • fever
  • gastro-oesophageal reflux
  • headache and migraine
  • heart murmur
  • immune deficiency
  • jaundice in newborn babies
  • joint swelling
  • Kawasaki's disease
  • poor weight gain
  • problems with immunisation
  • uncomplicated primary epilepsy
  • urinary tract infections

Please note that we do not provide a paediatric intensive care unit. However, any deteriorating child will be quickly assessed and stabilised by a Resident Medical Officer (RMO) trained in paediatric intensive care, supported by an on-call Paediatric Intensive Care Consultant, before being transferred to the most appropriate paediatric intensive care provider by the Children’s Acute Transport Service (CATS).

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Our telephone lines are open 8am to 8pm Monday to Friday, and 8am to 2pm Saturdays.

Please note - regrettably we are unable to answer specific medical questions or offer medical advice via internet, email or telephone.