The Paediatric Critical Care Network was established in November 2015 as a partnership across all organisations providing care for children requiring critical care support within the West Midlands.
Critical care for children in the West Midlands is provided by two Paediatric Intensive Care Units(PICUs) at Birmingham Children’s Hospital and the Royal Stoke Hospital. The PICU at Birmingham Children’s Hospital is large, with 31 beds supporting an extensive range of specialist surgical and medical care. The PICU at the Royal Stoke Hospital, part of University Hospitals of North Midlands in the north of the region, provides an additional 9 intensive care beds for children requiring largely medical intensive care support, as well as a high dependency unit for children. District General Hospitals throughout the West Midlands provide a range of high dependency care for children, and work with both PICUs and the Transport Service (Kids Intensive Care & Decision Support and Neonatal Transport Service – KIDSNTS) to ensure the pathway for children requiring critical care is both safe and of a high quality. There are close links as well with specialist teams caring for babies in the region’s neonatal units and the neonatal transport service (NTS, part of KIDSNTS).
Clinical Lead – Dr Sarah Griffiths
Consultant Paediatrician, University Hospitals of Coventry & Warwick
Network Development Coordinator – Rebecca Eacott
Birmingham Women’s and Children’s NHS Foundation Trust
Tel: 0121 333 9687