Paediatric and Neonatal Intensive Care
If your child becomes seriously ill and needs intensive care we have a top team of Consultant Paediatric Intensivists and a world- class, purpose built 10 bed Paediatric Intensive care unit where they can receive the level of care they need.
Our consultants and nurses are highly experienced and handpicked for their specialist expertise gained at the UK’s largest children’s teaching hospitals including Great Ormond Street Hospital.
We are classified as a level 3 PICU – which means we have both the staff expertise and the state of the art facilities needed to treat children up to the age of 18 with the most complex health needs, including multi-organ failure and/or advanced respiratory support.
Our surgeons and paediatricians are specialised in caring for children undergoing major surgery, as well as treating acutely and chronically unwell children admitted for medical assessment and treatments.
The unit offers back up support for all specialties from spinal surgery, neurology and ENT to urology and orthopaedics – as well as treatment for critically ill children transferred from other UK and overseas hospitals.
We also provide vital support for families in a caring and compassionate environment at what can be an extremely stressful time in their lives.
Our Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) and Special Care Baby Unit (SCBU) are both equipped with the latest systems available to monitor and care for both Portland-delivered babies and babies, with complex medical orpost-surgical problems, from other specialist departments at The Portland.
Our Transitional Care Unit (TCU) allows babies who require treatment or monitoring which exceeds standard routine care for a newborn to be cared for by the paediatric and obstetric team in close proximity to their mother on the postnatal floor. This prevents unnecessary separation of mother and baby and reduces the need for newborns to be admitted to the special care baby unit. Babies who have been discharged from NICU or SCBU will also be cared for in our TCU.
Consultant Paediatric Intensivists:
Dr Andy Petros (Clinical Director of PICU at The Portland Hospital)
Dr Mark Peters
Dr Joe Brierley
Dr Paula Lister
Dr P Ramnarayan
Dr Sanjiv Sharma
Dr Sophie Skellett
For further information please contact our Children’s Services line on 020 7390 8020.