We offer a wide range of services for children.
We have dedicated children's teams staffed by Paediatricians and qualified children’s nurses at Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother Hospital (QEQM), Margate, and William Harvey Hospital (WHH), Ashford; Padua is the children’s ward at WHH and Rainbow is the ward at QEQM, both wards provide inpatient children's services, for example, when children need to stay in hospital overnight for their treatment as well as day assessment areas. Both hospitals also have a Special Care Baby Unit and hold outpatient clinics for children. William Harvey Hospital also has a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.
At Kent and Canterbury Hospital, Canterbury, there is a unique Children's Assessment Centre, where children have outpatient appointments or day surgery. The centre also houses the Mary Sheridan Centre for children with special educational needs, physical disabilities and a range of neuro-developmental conditions including epilepsy and Autism.
At Buckland Hospital, Dover, children can attend the Children Assessment Unit for outpatient appointments and treatment.
We also provide a range of services in different towns around east Kent for speech and language therapy, occupational therapy, physiotherapy and psychiatry.
Emergency care for children
Children needing emergency treatment can be treated at the Accident and Emergency (A&E) departments at William Harvey Hospital, Ashford, and Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother Hospital, Margate.
Children in the Canterbury area with minor injuries (e.g. suspected broken arm) can be treated at the Urgent Care Centre at Kent and Canterbury Hospital.
The Kent and Canterbury Hospital can see children requiring emergency care between 9:00am and 4:00pm Monday to Friday. Outside these hours and at weekends children should be taken to A&E departments at William Harvey Hospital, Ashford, or Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother Hospital, Margate.