Young patients

Kids in the Schoolroom

We are home to one of the UK’s leading centres for children, the Variety Children’s Hospital@King’s. Designed with children and their carers in mind, every year it treats and cares for more than 40,000 sick children.

Located in Cheyne Wing on King's main site, we have a dedicated critical care centre, a day care unit, a busy outpatient department and four inpatient wards: Lion, Princess Elizabeth, Rays of Sunshine, and Toni & Guy.

On our wards, see our Variety Children’s Hospital @ King’s Information for parents and guardians booklet with all you need to know about bringing your child to our hospital, such as:

  • what we provide and what to bring in
  • play and school facilities
  • visiting times
  • staying overnight with your child
  • family accommodation.

King's specialist children's services

You can use our site to find out more about our specialist services for young patients (under 18 years), including: