The Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

What we do

Leeds Children’s Hospital is one of the UK’s largest children’s hospitals with some state of the art treatments and facilities. We provide one of the most comprehensive ranges of specialist children’s hospital services in the country including cancer treatment, transplantation and congenital heart surgery. We provide services for the children of Leeds and across the Yorkshire and Humber Region and in some cases further afield. We see children in Leeds but our doctors and nurses also travel to many hospitals in the region to provide care as close to home as possible.

The specialties we offer also include children's medicine and surgery, gastroenterology, cystic fibrosis, respiratory medicine, hepatobiliary services, renal medicine, neurosciences, paediatric critical care, neonatal services, oncology and haematology, endocrinology, rheumatology, cardiac services, allergy, immunology and infectious diseases and diabetes.

We also provide a range of therapy services including:

  • physiotherapy
  • occupational therapy
  • speech and language therapy
  • radiology
  • pharmacy
  • dietetics

and we work closely with the pain team and the community nursing service.

All our staff are dedicated to delivering the best possible clinical outcomes for every child, every time. Many of our clinicians are experts in their field and are involved in research and pioneering new treatment of illnesses affecting children and young people.

Just as importantly, we understand that children, young people and families need support and reassurance when they come to hospital. We try and make sure that we are a welcoming and caring place for all who need our services

We have excellent facilities for parents and families who need to stay on site with our fantastic facility, Eckersley House next to the Clarendon Wing, run in conjunction with the Sick Children's Trust. We also work closely with the Teenage Cancer Trust who generously support our specialist teenage cancer ward on site.

Our Mission Statement:

To improve the health and wellbeing of our children and young people, by providing the highest quality of care.

Our Vision:

We will be the leading provider of healthcare for children and young people in the north of England, giving them their care and treatment as close to home as possible.

Leeds Children’s Hospital will be a place where children, young people and families feel welcome and where staff are proud to work.

Our goals

Achieve - To achieve the best clinical outcomes for every child and young person, every time

Focus - To make Leeds Children’s Hospital the focus for all our service

Lead - To become the leading paediatric research and training centre in Yorkshire and the North of England

Build - To build partnerships that will help us to deliver better treatment and care for children and young people across the North of England

Support - to support our workforce to improve our services for children, young people and their families