Archive: Paediatrics (Children's Services)

Chest infection/pneumonia

What is a chest infection? A Chest Infection is inflammation or infection in one or both of the lungs, (sometimes called pneumonia) in children this can be caused by...

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Paediatric Patient Initiated Follow Up appointment

What is a patient-initiated follow-up appointment? At your last appointment, you will have been given the option of a patient initiated follow up (PIFU for short) appointment. A patient...

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Paediatric Bereavement Booklet

This information is provided by Milton Keynes University Hospital. View the Paediatric Bereavement leaflet...

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Home Leave Agreement

What is Home Leave? Home leave is a period of time in which your child is able to go home with you whilst still being under the care of...

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Traction: principles and application

This information is provided by the Royal College of Nursing. To view the leaflet, please click here:...

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Laparoscopy: Going Home After

Laparoscopy is a type of surgical procedure that allows a surgeon to access the inside of the abdomen (tummy) and pelvis without having to make large incisions in the...

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How to Administer Buccolam®

Introduction Your doctor has prescribed BUCCOLAM® for your child. This guide tells you how to administer the drug. Do not use it for any other child. What is BUCCOLAM®?...

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Appendicitis and Your Child

What is Appendicitis? Appendicitis is when the appendix becomes inflamed, causing swelling and pain. The inflamed appendix becomes infected with bacteria (germs) from the intestine which then multiply quickly...

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Urine Sample

How to obtain Urine samples from your child or baby This leaflet explains how to obtain a urine sample from your baby or child. There are different reasons why...

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