Paediatrics services

Child-focused healthcare

We understand that your child’s health may be your biggest concern. At BMI The Park Hospital, we have specialist Consultant Paediatricians and children’s nurses who can help with your child’s health and make them feel comfortable and relaxed during their visit.

Our little patients even receive a bravery certificate and a teddy to take home. It’s the little things that make the difference.

Treatments and services

BMI The Park Hospital in Nottingham provides general paediatric services and treatment for:

  • Acne, psoriasis, skin lesions and moles
  • Adenoids and grommets
  • Allergies, asthma and eczema
  • Audiology
  • Circumcision
  • Ear correction
  • Ear, nose and throat
  • Feeding issues including Cow’s Milk Protein Allergy (CMPA)
  • Gastroesphageal reflux
  • Hernia repair
  • Impacted and wisdom teeth and lock jaw
  • Musculoskeletal
  • Neurodevelopment
  • Private GP service
  • Respiratory disorders
  • Squints
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Urological problems

We will see babies, toddlers and children up to 18 years of age in our outpatient clinics; however, we can only provide surgery for children aged over 12 years. Some minor procedures can be done in outpatients for children under 12 years.

What happens if your child has to go in to hospital?

Being in hospital can be frightening for anyone but children can find it particularly daunting, and as a parent, having a child in hospital can be as equally difficult to deal with. At BMI The Park Hospital our goal is to keep your child’s stay in hospital as short as possible to make things as easy as we can for both you and your child.

Both you and your child are given the opportunity to visit the hospital, prior to any admission. This allows you both to meet the staff and see the ward and bedrooms you will be staying in. Our children’s nurses will work with you to make you and your child feel relaxed about their stay and comfortable during your time with us.

Explaining to your child what is going on will help them cope with the experience – we will support you with this by giving you as much information as we can about your child’s condition, the agreed treatment plan and upcoming procedures, and the timescale for what’s going to happen and when.

We think that if parents stay with their children for as long as possible, then children cope better, so we provide shared rooms for you and your child during their stay.

Sticking to your normal routine as much as possible is great for younger children who benefit from this while in hospital.

For more information on paediatric services at The Park Hospital, please call our children’s nurse on 01159 662000.

 

FAQs

What is a paediatrician?

A Consultant Paediatrician is a qualified doctor who has spent many years caring for children. They will have had a wide range of training, from babies requiring intensive care, through to older children and teenagers.

Some paediatricians sub-specialise in specific areas, for example, gastroenterology or growth and development. However, most Paediatricians in the UK have a varied range of experience, and support many conditions rather than just one area.

Paediatricians tend to be less formal and will interact more with their patients to put them at ease. They are experienced with how parents and children interact and are able to support the family unit as a whole.

How quickly can I get an appointment with a paediatrician?

Consultant Paediatricians are available at BMI The Park Hospital every week, with access to appointments within 48-72 hours often possible, although this can vary according to availability.

What if my child is ill at night or at the weekend?

We do not accept emergency admissions at BMI The Park Hospital, If your child requires emergency medical treatment please contact your emergency GP or local A&E department.

What ages of children can be seen?

We can see children of all ages from new-born babies to 18 years of age in our outpatients department and admit children above the age of 12 for routine minor surgery.

What happens if my child needs further specialist treatment?

Our Consultant Paediatrician can refer you on to a wide range of specialists following your initial consultation as required.