The Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

Leeds Inpatient Outreach Nursing Service

Welcome to LIONS. Leeds Inpatient Outreach Nursing Service is an exciting new service working within Leeds Children’s Hospital to support staff and parents caring for the sickest children across all wards and departments at Leeds Children's Hospital.


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What does LIONS do?

LIONS is a group of nurses who work alongside ward staff to prevent and manage patient deterioration. This includes averting critical care admissions, facilitating appropriate and timely admissions to Paediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) where required and providing support following discharge from critical care. The team also attend emergency calls within Leeds Children’s hospital.

The service is designed to support patients and their families, nursing staff, medical teams and other members of the multidisciplinary team across Leeds Children's Hospital. Anyone can refer to the service whether for advice, patient reviews or support. Please see Information for Healthcare Professionals and Information for Families for more details on the referral process including when and how to refer.