Inpatient sleep studies are carried out either within Evelina London Children's Hospital, or in the Children's Sleep Centre which is located on the 1st floor, South Wing, staircase D, St Thomas' Hospital.
The Children's Sleep Centre is a dedicated two bedroom unit which is only used for sleep studies. It is staffed overnight by specialist paediatric sleep physiologists.
For children to have studies in the Sleep Centre, a parent/carer must be resident with their child for the night. The parent/carer must carry out all routine care, including medical treatment, which the child would usually have at home overnight.
Children on respiratory support, including nocturnal oxygen and non-invasive ventilation, can have studies performed in the Sleep Centre, but this will usually require prior discussion and confirmation with one of the consultants or Jane Orgill in the first instance.
If children have complex medical needs, require significant manual handling (eg hoisting) or parents are not able to do normal routine care for their child overnight, the sleep study will be carried out in the one of the two dedicated inpatient sleep study beds on Savannah Ward in Evelina London. Please note that a parent is still required to be resident with their child for the study.
Final decision regarding the most appropriate location for any study to be carried out will be made by the sleep team.
Queries regarding appointments and children's suitability for studies in the Sleep Centre or Savannah Ward can be discussed with the Children's Sleep Centre administrator.