The inpatient facilities for Child Health are at Wonford Hospital and consist of the Neonatal Unit, Maternity Services and the Paediatric Unit for babies and other children.
In the Paediatric Unit there are 43 beds. There is an adolscent bay (6 beds) and a busy day case unit. There is a 4 bedded High Dependency Unit.
Outpatients are seen at Wonford Hospital. Paediatric surgery and emergency and elective inpatients are cared for on Bramble Ward.
Each consultant has a special interest and takes lead responsibility in one or more aspects of the service, e.g. neonatology, childhood disability, oncology, child abuse, endocrinology, respiratory disease, gastroenterology, cardiology, nephrology, cystic fibrosis, diabetes, and juvenile arthritis.
The department provides a specialist referral service for children with suspected child abuse. It also contributes to the work of a multi-agency team which supports the victims of child abuse and those caring for them (JACAT).