Paediatrics

The Children's in-patient unit and Children’s Emergency Department are located at University Hospital. We provide for a full range of emergency services and planned admissions. There are 52 infant and children's beds including adolescent facilities and up to 6 High Dependency beds. Children requiring Intensive Care are stabilised jointly by Paediatricians and Intensivists prior to retrieval to a PICU. There are approximately 30,000 attendances at the Children’s Emergency Department resulting in 4000 admissions.

There is a Hospital School, a full time Play leader and a full range of specialist support staff including Dietitians, Physiotherapists, Speech and Language therapists, Social work and a Health Visitor Liaison. The Unit is staffed to all current recommendations, with more than 90% of the trained staff being Registered Sick Children's Nurses.

A highly successful Hospital at Home service has been established in Rugby. Many children who might otherwise have either been admitted to hospital, or had longer length of stay, are now being nursed in their local community.

A team of Paediatric consultants and specialist nurses provide the following services.

  • Allergy
  • Asthma
  • Audiology
  • Cancer Services/Oncology
  • Cardiac Surgery
  • Cardiology
  • Child Protection
  • Clinical Genetic Services
  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Diabetes & Endocrinology
  • Ear, Nose and Throat
  • Gastroenterology
  • HIV
  • Nephrology/Renal
  • Neurology
  • Neurophysiology
  • Neuroradiology
  • Opthalmology
  • Pallative Care
  • Plastic Surgery
  • Orthopaedics
  • Rheumatology
  • Surgery

Paediatric diabetes

If you are a young person with diabetes, or the parent of a child or young person with diabetes under the care of the paediatric diabetes team at Coventry or Rugby, and you need urgent advice out of hours, please contact the Children’s Emergency Department (CED) on 024 7696 6932 or
024 7696 6934.

Clinic

The UHCW Paediatric Diabetes team

What happens on clinic days

Annual Review

Your Spiritual and Religious Care

Transition – Adolescent Information

Wearing Identification

Carbohydrate counting

Diabetes and Careers

Driving

Exams and stress

Exercise

Hypoglycaemia

Leaving home

Puberty

Moving from Children’s Diabetes Clinic to Transition Clinic

Complications

Illness and Diabetes

Common Problems

Complications of Diabetes

Foot care

Hypoglycaemia

School

How I look after my Diabetes at School

Management of Diabetes

Ketone testing

Adjusting Insulin Doses - Three Times a Day Injection Regimen

Adjusting Insulin Doses - Basal Bolus Regimen

Adjusting insulin on a twice daily regimen

Blood Glucose Testing

Illness and Diabetes

Information for children, young people and their families about exercise, type 1 diabetes and insulin pump therapy

Insulin Injections

HbA1c

High HbA1c

Illness Management on Insulin Pump Therapy

Nutrition

Christmas with Diabetes

Baking ideas

Carbohydrate counting

Snacks

Free foods

Living with Diabetes

Disposal of sharps

Driving

Holidays

Wearing Identification

Diabetes UK and other Information about managing your Diabetes

Disability Living Allowance

Lifestyle

Wearing Identification

Diabetes and Careers

Driving

Exams and stress

Exercise

Holidays

Leaving home

Puberty

Meet the team

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