The Royal Belfast Hospital for Sick Children is the only hospital in Northern Ireland dedicated specifically to the care of children. It has 107 beds, and provides general hospital care for children living in Belfast, as well as providing most of the paediatric regional specialities for children throughout Northern Ireland.
The specialist services provided in the Children’s hospital include:
- Paediatric Intensive Care Unit
- Neonatal Surgery,
- Children’s Haematology/ Oncology,
- Burns and Plastics,
- Trauma and Orthopaedics,
- Respiratory Paediatrics
- Cystic Fibrosis,
- Infectious diseases and
- a designated Children’s Emergency department.
The Emergency Department treats approximately 33,000 children each year.