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Paediatrics is a medical specialty that manages medical conditions affecting babies, children and young people. Paediatricians are doctors who look at specific health issues, diseases and disorders related to stages of growth and development.

The Department of Paediatrics: Child and Youth Health, strives to improve the health and well-being of children and young people through teaching, research, clinical leadership and advocacy.

The department is a leader in research on the health of children and young people, and has nationally and internationally-active research groups in infectious diseases, population health, respiratory diseases, growth and nutrition, foetal development, youth health, endocrinology, cot death, and allergy

The department contributes extensively to both undergraduate and postgraduate health professional education.


From the moment you discover you are pregnant, your life is transformed. Our maternity services aim to provide all the support you need during this life-changing period, from ante-natal classes to state-of-the-art birthing facilities.

It's your choice

Whether you choose to give birth to your baby at home, in one of our relaxed, midwifery-led birth units, or in new obstetric delivery suite, as a mother-to-be you can rest assured that you and your baby are in capable hands. 

Our highly skilled team of midwives, obstetricians and paediatricians can help you have the birth you want, and provide medical expertise should you need it.

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We hope these webpages will give you a taste of our maternity services. If you still have any questions, please speak to your community midwife or GP.


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