We see children with heart and lung conditions from across the country and diagnose and treat them from before birth, while still in the womb, through to adulthood.
We are internationally renowned for our work in many areas including heart conditions in unborn children, paediatric cystic fibrosis and severe asthma, and we form the largest national referral centre for children with heart rhythm problems.
Supporting children and families
We have a dedicate paediatric intensive care unit, which cares for many of our child patients immediately after surgery for heart or lung conditions. They are supported in their recovery by the latest equipment and specialist doctors and nurses.
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 which includes 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, dietitians, and physiotherapists.