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Inpatient Care (Paediatric)

What to expect

We understand that coming into hospital can be an anxious and worrying time. We know that you may have questions about your child’s condition, the treatment they will receive and your stay in hospital. Please ask a member of the ward team if you have any questions or concerns. 


The Children’s Cardiac Ward 1 specialise in the care of children aged between 0 to18 years with a variety of heart (cardiac) conditions. Some

patients who are admitted to our ward are due to have heart surgery. Some patients come to us for cardiac catheter procedures. We also have day case patients coming to our ward for an increase to their medication; these patients need regular observation from our nursing team to make sure they cope with these changes.

 For further information about the Children's Cardiac ward, please click HERE

 Children’s Cardiac Ward 0116 258 3730 or 0116 258 3961


Paediatric Intensive Care Unit

Many patients will require care on the Paediatric Intensive Care Unit following cardiac surgery.  The designated Cardiac Paediatric Intensive Care Unit (CPICU) is relocated at the Kensington Building Unit of the Leicester Royal Infirmary. They provide 24/7 high quality care to children and their families who require intensive care and ECMO services.

 For further information about CPICU, please click HERE

 Cardiac PICU 0116 258 3354 or 0116 258 3288

 During your child's stay they may also be supported by members of the multi-disciplinary team, such as Play Specialists, Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Dieticians, Speech and Language Therapists and other Allied Health Professionals.