Parents and carers may be concerned by the news reports about Group A streptococcus (GAS). Find out more about what to look out for.

A number of transport strikes are due to take place this December. If you or your child has an appointment at one of our hospitals or community centres, please plan ahead and do all you can to attend. If you need to cancel your appointment, please contact your clinical team.

Nurses' strike action will take place on 15 and 20 December. Our emergency and time critical services will be open. We'll let you know if your appointment is affected.

Children's Day Treatment Centre

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We are building a brand new, state-of-the-art centre to provide surgery for children and young people who don’t need to stay overnight. 

The new Children's Day Treatment Centre is due to be complete in 2023, and is being built right next to our children's hospital building.

With two new operating theatres dedicated to day surgery and a comfortable waiting lounge, this purpose-built facility has been designed with families in mind.

With everything needed for your surgery in one, family friendly space, it will mean families wait less time on the day of surgery, as your pre-surgery checks, operation, recovery and preparation for going home can all be done in one place, in one day.

Our new centre will mean we can treat up to an additional 2,300 children and young people every year. It will free up space in our hospital theatres for operations requiring overnight stays, meaning we can provide more life-changing care to children and young people faster.

We have been working with children and young people to ensure the new centre is friendly and inviting, just like the other parts of our hospital. Find out how they have been involved in designing artwork for the inside of the building. 

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Our exciting plans to grow

More operating theatres and a dedicated space for day surgery will mean that we can treat even more children and young people.

We care for over 103,000 families a year, but the number of children and young people needing our world-leading specialist care continues to increase. We need to expand our children’s hospital in order to provide outstanding healthcare for more children and young people, meeting their needs now and in the future. 

If you would like to get involved, please register to help us grow.

Read more about how we are growing.


Learn more about our plans to grow

Find out more about how we are growing.

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