The Paediatric Department has an established reputation in teaching and training. We provide a supportive and friendly training environment in line with the RCPCH curriculum. All Paediatric Inpatients (general paediatric and neonatal) are based at the Tunbridge Wells Hospital in Pembury. Specialty training is based at Pembury with cross site working at Maidstone Hospital for Outpatient Clinics and Assessment Unit.
The programme also offers:
- Experience in General Paediatrics (wards, routine and specialty outpatients, Paediatric Short Stay Assessment Units, and A&E), level 2 neonatal unit (inpatient, delivery suite and postnatal wards) and community paediatrics
- The Neonatal unit has 3 intensive care and 8 high dependency cots with a separate special care and transitional care unit
- The General paediatric Unit has 24 in-patient beds and 15 Assessment/Day case space The curriculum includes, ward based teaching, formal teaching, subspecialty experience, Regional Specialty study days (PLEAT), clinical audit, clinical governance and exposure to academic opportunities
- There are 11 Paediatric consultants with sub-specialty interests offering experience in general, neonatal and specialty Paediatrics