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Meet the team
Our team includes doctors, specialist nurses, technicians, pharmacists, physiotherapists, dieticians, health care assistants and administrative support assistants.
We also work closely with other services in the hospital, including psychologists and the chaplaincy.
We're committed to putting the family at the heart of our care. You're encouraged to be part of the team, and be with your child as much as you want during their time with us.
Our consultants are all accredited in paediatric intensive care medicine. They all have specialised roles and interests within PICU and in the Children's Hospital.
Dr Iain Macintosh, PICU director
Dr Macintosh is a paediatric consultant with a special interest in children's intensive care, and is the director of our unit.Read full profile
Dr Peter Wilson, clinical division lead
Dr Wilson is a paediatric consultant and previously led the retrieval service before becoming director of the PICU. He is now clinical division lead.Read full profile
Dr Gareth Jones (retrieval)
Dr Jones is a consultant anaesthetist, with a special interest in children's intensive care.Read full profile
Dr Kim Sykes (education)
Dr Sykes is lead for medical education and training on the unit. She is also involved with subspecialty training in paediatric intensive care medicine nationally.Read full profile
Dr John Pappachan (research)
Dr Pappachan is a consultant in anaesthetics and children's intensive care medicine.Read full profile
Dr Oliver Ross
Dr Ross is a consultant anaesthetist with special interests in overseas support, paediatrics, spines and ear, nose and throat.Read full profile
Dr Michael Griksaitis (outreach, organ donation and bereavement)
Dr Griksaitis is a paediatric consultant with a particular interest in cardiac patients.Read full profile
Dr Vanessa Stanley
Dr Stanley is our lead for clinical governance and ECMO.
Dr Phil Hyde
Dr Hyde is our lead for trauma, innovation and quality improvement.
Dr Andrew Baldock
Dr Baldock is our lead for difficult airways and outreach.
As a lead centre for training, we have specialty trainees from paediatrics and anaesthetics on the unit.
The medical team work shifts, with handovers at 8.30am and 9pm.
We have more than 100 nurses in our team, working on a shift system.
PICU matron and head of nursing team
Laura Armstrong, Catherine Jones, Pamė McAleer, Jo Palmer, Andrea Robson, Lorna St.John, Karen Westlake, Melanie Cooper and Catherine Roberts.
You can call Pam Harris (ward clerk) on 023 8120 4751 or our secretary on 023 8120 8524.