Paediatrics

Through RB&HH Specialist Care, our paediatric consultants and clinical specialists care for private patients who need access to the latest treatment in respiratory medicine, cardiology, foetal cardiology and cardiothoracic surgery.

Royal Brompton Hospital is an internationally-recognised centre for the surgical and transcatheter treatment of neonatal and infant congenital heart disease. In the recent national assessment of services for children, we achieved an ‘excellent’ rating.

Babies and children are cared for in our specialist paediatric unit. This offers play and schoolrooms, and is designed to minimise the unease children and their parents might feel when staying at a hospital. Our children’s intensive care unit is also located here, offering immediate accessibility 24 hours a day.

To ensure proximity to your child throughout the duration of their treatment, we have accommodation for parents located on the floor above the children’s ward and in other parts of the hospital.

Foetal cardiology

Royal Brompton Hospital operates the largest foetal cardiology service in the UK, with a number of specialist cardiologists.

We offer prenatal ultrasound scans from as early as 12 weeks and a range of procedures to diagnose heart problems and congenital heart defects.

As experts in their field, our consultants lecture worldwide on prenatal screening for heart disease, and participate in a number of global research projects.

Consultants

The following consultants can treat private patients who require foetal cardiology expertise:

Paediatric cardiac surgery and cardiology

Royal Brompton Hospital offers a full range of diagnostic, surgical and transcatheter interventions to treat congenital heart conditions.

We offer cardiac catheterisation procedures to help diagnose heart conditions, by taking detailed images of the heart. Our cardiac murmur clinic treats children with suspected heart murmurs.

Thanks to the innovation and research from our expert team, we are now able to treat various conditions using transcatheter procedures rather than invasive surgery.

Children on the ward are cared for by dedicated paediatric nurses with support from cardiac nurse specialists.

Consultants

The following consultants can treat private patients who require expertise in paediatric cardiac surgery and cardiology:

Electrophysiology

As the largest national referral centre for children with heart rhythm problems, Royal Brompton Hospital offers a full range of transcatheter and pacing interventions to diagnose and treat cardiac arrhythmias in children.

Our consultants have undertaken more paediatric electrophysiology procedures than any other healthcare organisation in the UK.

Consultants

The following consultants can treat private patients who require expertise in paediatric electrophysiology:

Respiratory medicine

From congenital lung malformation to difficult asthma cases, primary ciliary dyskinesia to bronchiectasis, our team of expert consultants treat all types of paediatric respiratory conditions.

We are Europe’s leading centre for the treatment of paediatric cystic fibrosis and one of a small number of centres to provide domiciliary ventilation support. Our specialist diagnostic tests include flexible bronchoscopy, high resolution CT scanning, lung function tests, sweat testing, gastro-osesophageal reflux and allergy tests. We also provide non-invasive ventilation and sleep studies for children who have difficulty breathing during the night time.

Consultants

The following consultants can treat private patients who require expertise in paediatric respiratory medicine:

Sleep studies

Respiratory sleep disorders are a common health problem in children. During sleep, children with conditions such as sleep apnoea, oversized tonsils, muscular dystrophy and troublesome snoring will experience a decrease in oxygen levels and increase in carbon dioxide levels causing disrupted sleep patterns and poor quality sleep.

The results can be wide ranging, including effects on brain development, the heart and blood vessels metabolism and even the immune system.

Royal Brompton Hospital offers comprehensive evaluation and care for children with sleep and sleep-related disorders, including non-invasive ventilation and treatment using CPAP machines.

Consultants

Consultants linked to treatment: