A brand new ward located in St Thomas' Hospital, Snow Leopard has six beds for children who rely on specialist equipment to help them breathe.
Snow Leopard helps to ease the move from hospital to home by providing a 'home from home' environment. The specialist team on Snow Leopard help to train parents and carers how to use ventilation equipment safely to prepare them for when their child is home. It has more space, is quieter and offers more privacy to patients and families. The ward has a playroom and a therapy room.
Before Snow Leopard opened, these patients stayed on general wards for very sick children. The unit has freed up beds on these wards so more children can be treated.
We've already started works to grow Snow Leopard in 2018.