Children’s Intensive Care Unit

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.

The neonatal service is made up of two units Queen Charlotte’s and Chelsea Hospital (QCCH) St Mary’s Hospital (SMH).

The Neonatal Service provides specialist care for babies born prematurely, predominantly in the North West London sector but also takes referrals from other neonatal networks. Each year 1000 babies are admitted to our two neonatal units, making us one of the largest neonatal services in the UK. Our areas of expertise include: Management of extremely pre-term infants, respiratory care and early extubation, neonatal MRI scanner on the neonatal unit, Cooling therapy for term babies with hypoxic ischaemic encephalopathy, human milk bank based at Queen Charlotte’s & Chelsea Hospital.

“We will be forever grateful for the help and continued support we have received.” Oliver and Edwards “I often have flashbacks to the trauma of witnessing what my own children and other children and parents went through, yet also remember all the amazing team there who were so incredibly professional, thoughtful and kind.”