Paediatric care in Lothian survey

The review of acute paediatric care in NHS Lothian is currently underway and patients, families, carers and staff are being asked for their views.
An online survey was launched in December to gather feedback and opinions from as many people as possible.
It comes after NHS Lothian asked the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH) to conduct an independent review of hospital services for children.
The team of experts at the RCPCH are carrying out an extensive and robust analysis of the current service to ensure that NHS Lothian can continue to deliver safe, effective and sustainable patient care. As part of that, it is critical that they understand the views and needs of patients, particularly if families have used children’s hospital services in the last 18 months.
The team wants to understand how families use the services when a child is unwell, and what arrangements will be most effective in the future, given the current difficulties in recruiting medical staff with the expertise to provide some of the more complex care. They also want to hear the experiences and expectations of staff who work within the service.
The survey will be confidential and anonymous and will run throughout the term of the review, although ideally responses should be completed by February 14th. More information about the review can be found on the RCPCH website or you can complete the survey by clicking here.