Children's medicine (paediatrics)

Please click one of the links below for information on our Children's services/paediatric services:

 

What is it?

Where do we offer this service?

Who should you contact?

Patient information leaflets

Fit to Learn Assessment Form

 

What is it?

Paediatrics is the area of medicine that deals with the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of conditions in children aged 0 to 18 years.  This care is provided by many different health professionals experienced in the care of children.


We offer a wide variety of Paediatric services covering:

 

  • Children's Emergency Departments and Children's Assessment facilities
     
  • Neonatal Intensive care and High Dependency care
     
  • Inpatient care for children who require it
     
  • Children's Inpatient surgery/trauma/orthopaedics
     
  • Outpatient (children's centre) facilities including child development, ie developmental delay, communication conditions and learning difficulties.
     

Where do we offer this service?

We provide extensive healthcare services for children across our three main hospital sites as well as within the community.  Please visit the Community services page for further information on our Community Children's services.

 

  • Pinderfields Hospital Children's Centre - children's centre, inpatient ward, assessment
     
  • Pontefract Hospital Children's Centre - children's centre
     
  • Dewsbury and District Hospital Children's Services, children's centre, inpatient ward, assessment
     
  • Neonatal Intensive and High Dependency Care.

 

Who should you contact?

Children requiring care within our hospitals/Community Services will be referred by health professionals.


To contact individual wards or units please call the number given to you by your nurse or doctor, or telephone the main switchboard on:


Tel:  01924 541000


Visit Children's Physiotherapy for information on what the service offers. 

 

Patient information leaflets

Your childs general anaesthetic information for parents and guardians of children.pdf 274KB


Muscular Dystrophy Campaign leaflet

Related links:

Dewsbury Children's Assessment Unit

Children's Centre at Pinderfields Hospital

Children's Centre at Pontefract Hospital

Neonatal Intensive and High Dependency Care

Wakefield Council - Early Help

Concerned about a child's safety?

 

Fit to Learn Assessment Form

Fit to Learn is a motor skills programme for use in schools.

Fit to Learn Assessment Form