Children’s Services within CUH, is predominantly responsible for the care of patients from our local community and the Eastern Region. Our work is wide ranging and we are well respected both locally and as a regional specialist treatment centre for conditions such as neurosurgery, plastic surgery, oncology and haematology, gastroenterology and trauma.
Our ethos of child centred care and multi-professional collaboration drives our service, alongside a commitment to family focused teamwork. We believe in supporting our patients, their families and our staff in order to make their hospital stay as smooth as possible.
Clinical areas within Children’s Services:
- D2 – General paediatric ward, comprising of both elective and emergency admissions for children aged 0-16. Specialities include neurosurgical, orthopaedic, mental health and plastic surgery.
- C3 – Medical and surgical ward for children aged 0-3 years. Specialities include gastroenterology.
- C2 and Day Unit – Inpatient and outpatient regional facility for Paediatric Oncology and Haematology patients aged 0-16. General medical patients are also admitted to C2.
- PICU is a regional retrieval unit that covers all paediatric specialities requiring intensive or high dependency care from 0-16 years.
- Charles Wolfson Ward – Babies under the age of 1 year with general medical and surgical requirements. This unit enhances the patient pathways between NICU/SCBU and the children’s wards.
- Neonatal Intensive Care Unit – Our NICU is a regional level 3 unit.
- F3: Paediatric elective and emergency admissions, with either medical or surgical conditions. Both day cases and overnight stays are accommodated. It also undertakes rapid referral and pre admission clinics and is the theatre admissions unit for the Paediatric Service.
- Clinic 6: Outpatient department for all children aged 0-16 years.
- Paediatric Emergency Medicine
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Current VacanciesWe value our staff highly and you will be supported by a well developed practice development team. This includes Clinical Practice Facilitators, Research Nurses, Nurse Specialists and other members of the Multi- Disciplinary Team. We actively encourage our staff to develop and offer numerous opportunities to extend your skills and experience – we believe it’s best for the care of our patients and you. If you want to make a difference to patient care, why not join #Team CUH
I chose nursing as a career because even at an early age I wanted to help people. Everyone I came into contact with said I would make a fabulous nurse and I never even imagined doing anything else!
I chose Paediatrics – primarily because I felt I was a better fit for me. I am a bit of a joker and find the banter and interaction with children rewarding and entertaining.
I love the unpredictability of children’s nursing. No day is ever the same. I am passionate about my job and feel very strongly about people nursing for the right reason. Parents and children are at some of the most vulnerable times in their lives when they come to a hospital. When a child is unwell and a parent hands their child over to you – It is a privilege and an honour to be given that responsibility, no one should take that for granted.
Showing vulnerability as a practitioner is no bad thing, the day nursing stops affecting me emotionally should be the day I stop doing it.
Paediatrics at CUH is undergoing a lot dynamic exciting changes over the next few years with the planned Children’s Hospital.
The camaraderie and team working ethos within paediatrics makes it an exceptionally supportive environment to work in. There are excellent development opportunities within the service.
Saturday 07th November 2020
NHS Essential Services Open DayDetails