In Paediatrics we pride ourselves on providing our staff with opportunities to both strengthen their current skills and develop new ones. You will receive paediatric in house training and clinical competencies.

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.

Newly qualified nurses will have a period of preceptorship, supported by mentors and the practice development team to ensure all of your personal development is supported.

Paediatric Adolescent Ward

The adolescent ward is a 12 bedded unit and accommodates children from 13 – 17 years. We care for children with various conditions including medical, surgical and orthopaedic. We work closely with CAMHS and have a CAMHS liaison sister based on the ward.

Paediatrics Children’s Ward 

The Children's Ward is a busy 24 bedded unit caring for children aged 2-12 years of age. A variety of medical, surgical and orthopaedic conditions are cared for within this unit. This is a Shared Care Unit for Paediatric Oncology patients who are predominantly cared for within this ward. Further training includes the practical oncology programme and orthopaedic care programme.

Paediatric Infants Ward

The infant ward is a busy 19 bedded unit caring for babies and toddlers aged 0-2 years of age. Babies are cared for with a variety of medical, surgical and orthopaedic conditions and holistic care is achieved in partnership with parents/carers. Further training includes breast feeding, nurse led Bronchiolitis management and nurse led discharge, orthopaedic care, safeguarding and UNICEF ‘Baby-Friendly’ initiative.

Children’s Emergency Department

A stand-alone facility with an entrance designated for children and young people, separate from the adult emergency department. CED consists of a 6 bedded observation area, 8 cubicles and a paediatric resus bed. 36, 000 children attend CED each year.

High Dependency Unit

A paediatric eight bedded High Dependency Unit, 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

We also have five beeded Paediatric Medical Day Unit, eight bedded Surgical Day Unit and Children's Outpatients Department with ten clinic rooms.

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

Sue Ellis - Lead Nurse, Paediatrics and Neonatal care -