Visitor guidance: In line with current national guidance, one visitor only - a parent or appropriate adult - is able to visit a child who is an inpatient in our hospitals.
Please note: All children's services (including bloods) at Heatherwood Hospital are currently closed due to Covid-19.
We offer a full range of paediatric or children’s services in dedicated child and family friendly environments. Children are seen in separate emergency departments and outpatient department areas by medical and nursing staff specially trained in paediatrics.
The children's unit offers a wide range of facilities to care for children of different age groups, including a dedicated teenage unit at Frimley Park Hospital. Separate areas on the ward are designated for children with medical conditions, children having surgery and those suffering from infectious diseases.
Our multi-disciplinary team of community paediatricians provides expertise in child development, social and educational paediatrics. Community paediatricians work closely with, and provide medical advice to education services and social service departments.
Specialists within the department offer a wide range of paediatric professional skills and run regular specialist clinics:
Paediatric specialist clinics
- General paediatrics
- Baby clinic
- Prolonged jaundice
- BCG immunisation clinic
- Paediatric phlebotomy
Specialist clinics provided with our partners
- Respiratory and cystic fibrosis (CF)
- Paediatric surgery, including orthopaedics
Making the move from children’s to adult services can be unsettling - we offer adolescent transitional clinics for diabetes, epilepsy and gastroenterology to try to make this move as easy as possible.
How to contact us, including for blood tests
Extra advise for children having a blood test:
Children coming for a blood test will benefit from drinking lots (water if fasting) and to keeping warm prior to their appointment. If they are anxious Emla cream or it's equivalent can be applied to both inner elbows 1 1/2 hours prior to the test, secured with a triple layer of clingfilm is really helpful. If the GP doesn't prescribe this it is available over the counter from any pharmacy.
Children's ward F1: 0300 613 4252
Children's blood test bookings: 0300 613 3884
Ward 24 (Children’s ward): 0300 615 4615 / 16
Paediatric Assessment Unit: 0300 615 4616
Children’s clinic at Wexham Park: 0300 615 4625
Children’s community Team: 0300 615 4617
Blood Tests- Monday to Fridays (except Bank holidays)
7 year olds and under should attend the PAU blood walk in clinic between 8am and 9.15am.
Heatherwood hospital in Ascot: appointment only, please call on 0300 614 7112
8 year olds and over can attend the main Pathology department walk in clinic between 7.30am-5pm in Wexham Park and 8.30am-4pm Heatherwood Hospital.
or the Herschel Medical centre, Slough, between 8.30am and 4pm by appointment only- 0300 615 3405 or 3412.
Please bring your form with you.
Children’s centre 0300 614 7112