How do we lessen brain-damage in newborns? What do you do when no donor is available for a child’s failing liver?
Our clinicians, researchers and academics concentrate on advancing care to help children recover as quickly as possible. In doing so, we will be able to make significant progress to serve not just the one but the many, here in London, across the UK and the world.
We are unique in our broad scope of paediatric specialties with particular expertise in cardiology, liver disease, neurosurgery, cystic fybrosis and sickle cell disease.
The cornerstones of children’s services at King’s Health Partners are our two dedicated, UK-leading institutions: Variety Children’s Hospital and Evelina Children’s Hospital. Together they treat over 140,000 children each year. The Evelina Children’s Hospital has been confirmed as one of two designated centres providing specialist heart surgery in England.
The Centre for the Developing Brain at Evelina Children’s Hospital, is working to expand its remit, to focus on major neurological diseases such as autism spectrum disorder, whilst continuing to discover new and improved methods to reduce incidences of brain damage in newborns.
The Centre for Fetal Medicine will transform the way we deliver prenatal care by predicting patient-risk for complications such as fetal abnormalities, miscarriage and still birth.
The Comprehensive Centre for Children’s Liver Disease will further progress our expertise in liver disease. We have a tradition of ground-breaking work in this area: the King’s Paediatric Liver Centre is already the largest in the world with 3,000 admissions each year; advances made predominantly at King’s have decreased the paediatric liver disease mortality rate from 60% to 4%.
Our children depend on us; with your help we can ensure they have access to world-class care.
King’s Health Partners (KHP) is an Academic Health Sciences Centre comprised of leading NHS Foundation Trusts King’s College Hospital, Guy’s and St Thomas’ and South London and Maudsley along with academic partner King’s College London. It is one of only five such centres in the UK.