Patients & Visitors

Children and young people

Compassionate and expert care

At RNOH Private Care, we recognise the unique challenges that children and young people may face when it comes to their orthopaedic health. Our dedicated team specialises in providing compassionate and expert care tailored to their specific needs.

We are recognised as a national centre of excellence for the treatment of acute and chronic neuro-musculoskeletal conditions in children and young people. As experts in caring for children and young people we have facilities and services to support their healthcare journey.

"We are incredibly happy by how straight her spine is and the fact that she’s 3 inches taller now. The care that we’ve received from the doctors, the nurses the paediatricians, anaesthetists - has been amazing"

Parents of Emily Scoliosis surgery using Mazor X Stealth Robot

"I’m glad I won’t have to wear this brace anymore and I look forward to doing all the things I did before like trampolining and horse-riding. The care I've had at RNOH has been amazing, I’d like to thank all the doctors and nurses and the robot!"

Emma Scoliosis surgery using Mazor X Stealth Robot

"The staff at the hospital were all very helpful and cheerful. They were considerate of my situation and made me feel welcome and comfortable. I am so pleased that I chose to have my surgery there."

International patient, 29 Kuwait

The Coxen Ward

Dedicated services for younger patients

We provide dedicated services and accommodation for children and young people on the Sir William Coxen Ward. Here you will find our team of registered children’s nurses who specialise in the care of orthopaedic conditions. Our Coxen Ward is made up of individual rooms and shared bays.

A toddler sucking his finger in a doctors room with his father.

The Coxen Ward

Our playroom and play specialist

The Coxen Ward is also home to the Playroom overseen by our qualified Hospital Play Specialists. Whilst they oversee and arrange activities for the two play areas: one for younger children and the other for teenagers, their main role is to use play to explain to younger patients why they are in hospital and what they may experience.

Young boy reading a book with books surrounding him, smiling at the camera.

Reassurance and support

Our play specialists provide reassurance and support and, when needed, distraction during certain procedures.

Our play specialists will always take the time to help explain procedures in a way that helps younger patients to understand, and ease any anxiety or distress.

If your child’s treatment means they are expected to spend a long time with us, the play specialists will work with physiotherapists and occupational therapists to make sure there is a developmental play programme, should you wish them to do so.

We understand the importance of being able to get outdoors, if you can. That’s why we have a dedicated outdoor playground, allowing younger patients to get out safely into the fresh air with their family. Here you’ll find space to run around, and seating areas to relax as well as a basketball hoop to enjoy.

The Hospital School

Schooling during a hospital stay

For patients expecting to spend a longer time with us, it is paramount we help to maintain a sense of normality and support their continued development. It is a legal requirement for children and young people to have access to schooling during their hospital stay. Our hospital school is provided by Harrow Education Service and all teachers are qualified to the required national level.

Young boy in a hospital gown smiling at the doctor.

The Hospital School

Educational and developmental support

Our hospital school can provide your child with an excellent standard of educational and developmental support.  We encourage children to attend the school where all core subjects are taught. Cookery is one of our most popular subjects and provides a great distraction.

Young girl in a pink jumper painting a picture.

Specialists to liaise with schools

When appropriate teachers will meet with parents and children. They may also liaise with your child’s school to ensure they are targeting the correct subjects.

Many patients bring in work from their own schools with which our teachers offer support. If your child is between 16-18 and is deemed to have the capacity and it is clinically appropriate they may be offered treatment on our adult ward. We would discuss this with you and your child.

International enquires
+44 (0)20 8909 5114

New patient & referrals
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General enquires
(0)20 8909 5114