If your child has been invited for a face-to-face appointment or procedure, it’s important you still come unless you hear otherwise.
To help keep everyone safe, only one parent or carer can attend. No other family or friends can visit.
See all our information about COVID-19, including steps we are taking to keep you safe.

A-Z of patient leaflets by title

Use the A-Z links here to find out more about our children's services

This page lists our patient information leaflets by their title. View leaflets listed by department.

As part of your child's care, you should receive information about their appointment, test, operation or anything you need to do when you return home. If you have not received the relevant information, please speak to your doctor or nurse. 

Every leaflet is reviewed at least every three years to make sure it is kept up to date.

  • Sound sensitivity

    This website page explains more about sound sensitivity and what you can do to help your child.
  • South Thames cleft service for adults

    This leaflet will tell you what the cleft service do, as well as what to expect from your first multi-disciplinary team (MDT) appointment.
  • Specialised pain relief methods for your child

    This leaflet outlines some of the specialised techniques that may be used to provide pain relief (analgesia) for your child during or after surgery. Your child's anaesthetic doctor will discuss these with you before an operation if they are appropriate.
  • Speech and language advice after your baby's cleft operation

    This leaflet explains why speech and language therapy is very important after a baby's surgery, and gives advice and tips on how to help them develop their speech.
  • Spinal cord clinic for children

    This leaflet provides information on our specialist spinal cord clinic. This information is for parents and carers of children with a diagnosis that affects the spine.
  • Splints for damaged permanent adult teeth in children

    Information for parents of children with splints placed on loose, moved or knocked out adult teeth.
  • Stoma care – your child and their stoma

    The aim of this information sheet is to answer some of the questions you may have about your child's stoma.
  • Stoma recycling - your baby's stoma recycling

    This leaflet explains what recycling of stoma losses is, and how it is done.
  • Stroke - neonatal stroke

    This leaflet gives information for families who have been told their baby has had a stroke around the time of birth. It answers some commonly asked questions and provides an overview of neonatal stroke.
  • Surgical care during pandemic

    This leaflet outlines the procedures that need to be followed for safety during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
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We value your feedback. If you have any comments about our patient information, please email PatientInformationTeam@gstt.nhs.uk

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  • Paediatric admissions FAQs
    This leaflet is a list of FAQs that parents have told us they would like to have answered before their child's admission to hospital for surgery or a planned test.
  • Paediatric outpatient parenteral antibiotic therapy (p-OPAT) service
    This leaflet provides you with information about the paediatric outpatient parenteral antibiotic therapy (p-OPAT) service. It explains how the service works and what to do if you have any questions or concerns about your child.
  • Paediatric psychology service
    Find out about the Evelina London paediatric psychology service
  • Paediatric psychology service
    This leaflet gives information about Evelina London's paediatric psychology service, including what we do, how to refer, and what to expect when you come to hospital.
  • Pain management for your child
    This booklet explains some of the ways in which pain can be prevented or treated while your child is in hospital.
  • Pain relief during blood tests
    This leaflet gives information on how we use pain relief when we take blood from your child.
  • Parent/carer lateral flow testing
    This leaflet explains why we are doing rapid coronavirus (lateral flow device) tests on the parents/carers of children who are admitted to Evelina London Children's Hospital.
  • PEG-J care - looking after your child's feeding tube
    Information on how to look after your child's PEG-J feeding tube at home.
  • Phototherapy at home service
    This leaflet explains about how phototherapy treatment for jaundice can be provided in your own home. Use this leaflet together with the 'Jaundice in newborn babies' leaflet.
  • Physiotherapy - first appointment information
    This leaflet gives further details of what to expect if a physiotherapy appointment has been arranged for your child.
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