University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust

Children's neurosurgery

Our unit serves patients from across the South, covering around three million people. We also see patients from further afield. We have our own facility, G2 children's neurosurgery, on child health G level.

We are one of the few hospitals that can treat all patients from birth to old age on the same site.

Families are an important part of the team, and you are encouraged to be present as much as you wish during your child's stay. We try to make the stay on our ward as happy and stress free as possible.

What we do

We treat approximately 300 children a year, with conditions including

  • childhood brain and spinal tumours
  • hydrocephalus investigations and surgery
  • trauma
  • epilepsy
  • spinal dysraphism
  • neonatal surgery.

We also have an epilepsy surgery programme (including vagal nerve stimulators), and neuroendoscopy facility.

What happens when I come in?

On the day of admission, report to G2 children’s neurosurgery. At the buzzer outside of the door, press the neuro button. Once inside, the ward is the second door on the right (signed Smile4Wessex Children’s Neurosciences Ward).