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 on www.chooseandbook.nhs.uk
Via switchboard 01582 491166