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St Georges Hospital has a long and proud history in providing specialist children’s services from the days of the Fountain Hospital. We currently provide an integrated mix of secondary care and specialist services to children of Wandsworth, Merton and South West London, Surrey and further afield.

Our aim is to provide an excellent, safe and innovative service that is child and family orientated. We are developing new services to help reduce inpatient admission while we work towards more consultant led provision of care.

In 2010-11 we saw 23,000 children through the emergency department, 10,400 children in outpatients (not including outreach clinics), with 2,300 inpatient medical stays and 3,400 surgical admissions.

We have a comprehensive range of paediatric specialist services in both medical and surgical fields. These are supported by PICU and NICU. Our medical specialities include: Allergy, Asthma, Cardiology, Endocrinology, Gastroenterology, Haematology, Infectious Diseases, Neurology, Epilepsy, Respiratory and Rheumatology with a joint treatment centre for Oncology with the Royal Marsden Hospital. These services offer a seamless transition from birth through to transition to adulthood.

Children are also seen in ENT, orthopaedics, dermatology and plastics clinics in the children’s outpatients centre, booked through those parent specialities.

The surgical services cover all aspects of paediatric surgery (excluding cardiac) including minimally invasive techniques. The department is the designated lead centre for South West London and Surrey.

There are five children’s wards. We are planning a major refurbishment of the inpatient facilities to bring the environment up to the standards required for modern healthcare. In recent years there have already been improvements and expansion in PICU, NICU, outpatients and the Child Development Centre.