Useful websites

You will find a wealth of information and advice regarding child health for all ages, from newborn to teenagers, at the NHS Choices website.

NHS Choices - Child Health

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Childrens Services

Departments and services

This page gives you links to children's services across Newcastle Hospitals.

Children's Emergency Department

The Children's Emergency Department is available 24 hours a day, every day of the year for urgent treatment of injuries and illness.

Services in our hospitals

Children and Young People Clinic

Our experienced consultant paediatricians are specially trained in child protection and forensic practice.

Continence and Stoma

We provide the highest quality nursing care, support and education to children with bladder and bowel problems.

Acute Paediatric Physiotherapy

We provide a range of physiotherapy services for babies, children and young people.

Children's Emergency Department

For children and young people, Children's Emergency is open all day, every day for urgent emergency treatment.


We run clinics in diabetes, endocrinology and growth, as well as more specialist clinics for children with Turner Syndrome and Metabolic Syndrome.


The unit deals with disorders of the digestive system, liver, pancreas and associated organs.


The only specialist service in the North for children with neurological disorders affecting the brain, spinal cord, nerves and muscles.

Immunology Unit

We are one of only two specialist centres in the UK dedicated to caring for children with immune system disorders.

Intensive Care Unit

We care for seriously ill children who need advanced care and highly specialised support.

Respiratory Unit

We care for children with all kinds of respiratory disorders and can provide the very latest drug therapies for more complex problems.


Our award-winning unit is the only service in the North of England providing treatment for children’s rheumatic diseases.


We run one of the largest, most advanced children's oncology units in the UK, providing a comprehensive range of leading edge oncology services.

Children's Heart Unit

Care for children and young people who have conditions with the heart, lung or airways.

Ear, nose and throat (ENT)

Our dedicated treatment services for children up to 16 years old with ear, nose and throat problems.


At the Dental Hospital on the RVI site, we provide specialist oral healthcare for children from birth to 16 years old.

Oral Healthcare Unit

Based at the Freeman Hospital, the unit provides oral healthcare and advice for patients with congenital (from birth) heart disease.


We deal with disorders and injuries to muscles, tendons, joints, bones and nerves in children and young people.

Ophthalmology (eye services)

We treat a range of eye and visual problems in children and young people.

Plastic surgery

A comprehensive range of general plastic surgery services for children and young people.

Dermatology services

A special clinic - just for children with skin (dermatological) problems.

Cleft lip and palate

A comprehensive service for babies, children and adults with cleft lip and palate.

Children's Allergy Service

We identify and treat a whole range of conditions associated with allergies in children.

Children's X-Ray

In our x-ray department (radiology) we have a section just for children and young people.

Child Development Centre

Children with a range of neurological condtions come to the Child Development Centre to be seen in outpatient clinics.

Kidney Services

We provide specialist services for children and young people with kidney diseases in the North of England.

Children's Surgery

We provide routine and specialty surgical services for conditions affecting children - from premature babies up to 16 year olds.

Services in the community

Health Visiting and School Health

Working in the community and in schools to support children and young people's health and wellbeing.

Children's Acute Nursing Initiative (CANI)

We work with children and their families to help our young patients get home from hospital sooner.

Children's community Nursing

We work with children and young people with a range of illnesses outside of hospital to help them live normal, fulfilling lives.

Community Physical Therapy

Physiotherapy and occupational therapy services outside hospital for children with long-term disabilities and complex health needs.

Our supporting services

Paediatric Speech and Language Therapy

We provide expert guidance and support for children with speech, language or other communication problems.

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