Every year we treat around 500 – 600 desperately sick children from 0 – 18 years old. Some are from the local area, but many have been rushed to the hospital from Greater London and the South East and the rest of the UK to receive the specialist care that St Mary’s Children’s Intensive Care Unit can provide Our unit is the only unit in the country to specialise in care for children with acute life-threatening conditions such as toxic shock, meningitis, meningococcal septicaemia, bronchiolitis and pneumonia, as well as infectious diseases such as Sars and COVID. Before they were admitted to St Mary’s due to accident or sudden illness, the children were perfectly well. Our patients and families come from all walks of life, but they arrive at our doorstep to get the best possible care and the best chance at life. Below are some of our wonderful patients.