The Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

Children & Young People

We know that being in hospital can sometimes be a bit confusing and scary so all the staff you meet in Leeds Children's Hospital have been specially trained to make sure that your time with us is as comfortable as it can be.

It can be difficult to feel happy if you are in pain or are worried about an operation or treatment. If you are feeling worried or upset you can talk to any member of staff.  We have toys, games and books on every ward to try to make your stay better.  We do know that a stay in hospital can be a bit boring so don't forget to bring things with you to keep you entertained (but don't bring things that are valuable).

We do have playrooms and play therapists on our wards and they make sure that there are activities that all children can join in with.  Even if you can't get up out of your bed, the play therapist can bring things to you.

There are some videos on our Leeds Children's Hospital TV channel where other children who have been to hospital can tell you what it is like and what it felt like for them.

Amilie's story tells you what it is like to stay in hospital.



Our clinical psychology team has produced a number of helpful guides to help families cope with COVID-19. This covers isolation and managing anxiety. Click here for more information.