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What we do

We are the team of paediatricians who provide care to children requiring hospital admission for an acute medical problem.  These children are generally looked after on Caterpillar Ward (Medical Unit) and Apollo 35 (Young People's Ward) but may also be cared for on other wards such as Penguin Ward and Lighthouse Ward. There are six dedicated medical high dependency beds on Caterpillar Ward for children who require a higher level of monitoring and treatment. Additionally we provide medical support to the team caring for Burns patients and are developing the service we provide to children with complex medical needs. 

We also run outpatient clinics across the city (Bristol Children's Hospital, South Bristol, Southmead, Cossham and Thornbury), as well as a daily Rapid Access Clinic for children who require more urgent assessment. More information about the outpatient department and what will happen when you come for an appointment can be found here.

We work closely with our colleagues in General Practice, Community Child Health, the Emergency Department, Paediatric Intensive Care Unit and the various medical and surgical paediatric subspecialties.