Children's services

Children's services include general paediatrics (medical conditions affecting infants, children and young people), neonatology (the medical care of newborn infants, especially the ill or premature newborn infant), and community paediatrics. These three services work together as a team to provide a complete system of care for children.

Acute general paediatrics is based in two wards in University Hospital Crosshouse - the children's assessment unit (1A) and the inpatient ward (1B). We hold general paediatric clinics in many locations throughout Ayrshire.

Neonatology is based in the Neonatal Unit at Ayrshire Maternity Unit, also at University Hospital Crosshouse. We run a busy level III unit and look after babies of all gestations (the length of time a baby has been growing in the womb).

Community paediatrics is based at Rainbow House, Ayrshire Central Hospital in Irvine. Rainbow House continues to be developed and provides excellent facilities. Community paediatrics also provide out-reach clinics throughout Ayrshire.


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