Information about Children going into hospital (pdf; 136 KB)
A useful paper published by The Royal College of Surgeons of England Patient Liaison Group recommending various books which might help parents/carers prepare their child for admission to hospital.
Child patient rights and responsibilities (pdf; 33 KB)
Everyone has a right to expect quality care while in hospital. Hospital staff and parents have a special duty of care to children and a legal responsibility to protect the child’s rights, interests and wishes. This is dependent on their age, understanding and the treatment they are having (this may differ in Scotland). Published by The Royal College of Surgeons of England Patient Liaison Group.
You’re Welcome quality criteria (pdf; 1.77 MB)
Making health services young people friendly. A Department of Health Publication.
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