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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.
  • PaNDR: Paediatric and Neonatal Decision Support and Retrieval Service. The service provides critical care retrievals for children up to the age of 16 years requiring transfer from different locations across Norfolk, Suffolk and Cambridgeshire. We also provide neonatal transfers and in-utero cot/bed location for the whole of the East of England – this part of our service was previously known as ANTS (Acute Neonatal Transfer Service).
  • 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

Newly Qualified?

We understand that the time following registration as a newly qualified nurse can be challenging. Our inter-professional Preceptorship programme provides support and guidance to assist you safely through this transition. Find out more: