Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital (RMCH) is the largest and busiest children’s hospital in the UK, with managed services at Wythenshawe Hospital, Trafford General Hospital and North Manchester General Hospital alongside the dedicated Oxford Road site. With foundations that can be traced all the way back to 1829, today it is a centre of excellence for paediatric care which provides highly specialist services for children and young people from across the North West, the UK, and even the world.
The hospital has the main Bone Marrow Transplant Unit for metabolic disease outside London – the first paediatric accredited unit in the UK. The Paediatric Intensive Care Unit is also the largest in the country, and one of the leading centres in the North West.
The Burns Unit is the largest specialist burns unit in the country and was the very first of its kind when it opened back in 1953. Thanks to charitable funding the unit is able to run vital residential camps each year, bringing burn-injured children together to provide fun activities geared towards rehabilitation and increasing self-esteem.
The hospital’s Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service is one of the largest in the UK, providing community, inpatient and outpatient care, as well as looking after they needs of children across RMCH whose conditions can lead to difficult mental health challenges.
RMCH also has a dedicated Youth Service team who help transition 18-year-old patients, many of whom have spent long periods of their life in RMCH, into adult care. The team works hard with patients during this time to build strong bonds, ensuring they have the confidence to take responsibility in their own care as they move towards independence.
While RMCH is making a difference to the lives of its patients right now, it’s also looking to the future. The hospital has a national and international reputation for excellence in leading children’s clinical research. As one of the UK’s top three children’s research hospitals, it supports research into 25 specialities, including paediatric metabolic medicine, childhood cancers and kidney disorders.
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