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Paediatric Intensive Care Unit

Female nurse in ECMO unit with baby

Paediatric Intensive Care in Leicester is a single unit on two sites, the Paediatric Cardiac and ECMO Intensive Care on the Glenfield Hospital site and the Children’s Intensive Care and High Dependency Unit on the Leicester Royal Infirmary site.  This ethos of a single unit on two sites is practically reinforced by close staff links at all levels.

Our vision statement

“A paediatric Intensive Care Service that is a beacon of excellence. We provide pioneering innovative health care for children and young people. Every voice counts.”

We provide 24/7 high quality, up to date, evidence based care to children and their families who require our intensive care services. Clinical care is our first priority. We contribute towards a nourishing environment for the multidisciplinary team work required to provide the best care for our patients and we provide leadership by example and visibility. We nurture an innovative and active quality improvement and safety culture.

The Consultant Team

“A Paediatric Intensivist is a consultant who has successfully completed approved higher training (a minimum of two years at specialist registrar level) in paediatric intensive care, who works exclusively in Paediatric Intensive Care and who has control over the management, admission and discharge of patients to and from the PICU. An intensivist’s non-clinical (administrative, education and research) time is also devoted to the PICU. This definition identifies individuals whose input into patient care is focussed on a specific period of the hospital stay and whose responsibility for further follow-up is minimal.”

Paediatric Intensive Care Society (PICS) Standards for the Care of Critically Ill Children 4th Edition (1)

Our consultant team members

Peter Barry
Simon Robinson
Jeremy Tong
Chris Harvey (ECMO Director)
Claire Westrope (Clinical Lead)
Sanjiv Nichani
James Whitelaw
Julia Vujcikova
Raghu Ramaiah                                                                                                                                                                                                                             


Contact details:        

PICU Consultant PA:  Alice Allen
PICU Glenfield:  0116 256 3288/3354
PICU LRI:  0116 258 6302/5349