Paediatrics is the medical specialty dealing with the development and care of children and with the diagnosis and treatment of childhood diseases.
The Luton and Dunstable University Hospital provide a full range of Acute Paediatric Services with dedicated facilities in a child and parent-friendly environment.
About our Service
Most children are seen within the Children’s Outpatient Department where the staff and surroundings are designed for the comfort and fun of children – and their siblings.
We have General Paediatric Consultants, each of whom have special areas of interest. They are complemented by Locum Consultants, which ensures there is hands-on Consultant cover 24 hours a day, every day.
Children admitted for Surgery
Parents of children who come into our Paediatric wards for surgery can rest assured that in addition to having the skills of a specialist surgeon, they will be constantly under the care of the dedicated Paediatric team.
The Department has a wide range of Paediatric professional skills and runs regular specialist clinics including:
Our Paediatric Unit has 54 beds, including a 5-bed Paediatric Assessment Unit for children up to the age of 16 years. The comfortable, child-friendly environment with dedicated Nursery Nurses and specialist staff has a superbly-equipped playroom. There is also a schoolroom with a full-time teacher to ensure that our young patients have the opportunity to continue education whilst in hospital.
Supporting services include a Paediatric Physiotherapy team which has access to a start-of-the-art Children’s gymnasium.
Referrals should be made via your GP
Accessing the Service
Please talk to your GP and refer to the Choose and Book service
Via switchboard 01582 491166