Jobs at UHCW University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust UHCW NHS Website


Your development will be supported by a comprehensive induction programme; giving you time to settle on the ward or unit and undertake any training that is required for you to care for children. You will have a period of preceptorship, supported by mentors and the practice development team to ensure all of your personal development is supported.

Children’s Emergency Department

A paediatric four bedded High Dependency Unit (with the facility to increase up to six beds between October-April), caring for children aged from 0 to 16 years. We liaise closely with KIDS (Kids Intensive Care & Decision Support). Additional training and support is available including the in-house HDU course and training programmes affiliated with Birmingham Children’s Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Paediatric Adolescent Unit

A 12 bedded paediatric ward caring for young people aged from 13 to 17 years.

We are a transition service for young people with chronic, medical or physical conditions. Learning opportunities and training are ongoing and can include a CAMHS module, orthopaedic training and safeguarding.

Paediatrics Children’s ward 2-12years

A 24 bedded paediatric ward caring for children aged from 2 to 12 years. Further training includes the practical oncology programme and orthopaedic care programme.

Paediatric Medical Day Unit

A 6 bedded Paediatric Unit caring for children 0 – 17 years.

Further training includes practical oncology programme.

Paediatric Infants 0-2 years

A 19 bedded paediatric ward caring for babies/infants aged from 0 to 2 years. Further training includes breast feeding, nurse led Bronchiolitis management and nurse led discharge, orthopaedic care, safeguarding and UNICEF ‘Baby-Friendly’ initiative.

For more information about working in this speciality, or to arrange an informal visit contact:

Sue Ellis (Lead Nurse - paediatrics and neonatal care) - [email protected]

Rose Blake (Matron - Neonates)  – r[email protected]

Leah Pritchard (Matron - Paediatrics)  – l[email protected]




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