University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust
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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.

Iain Macintosh

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.

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Peter Wilson

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.

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Gareth Jones

Dr Gareth Jones (retrieval)

Dr Jones is a consultant anaesthetist, with a special interest in children's intensive care.

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Kim Sykes

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.

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John Pappachan

Dr John Pappachan (research)

Dr Pappachan is a consultant in anaesthetics and children's intensive care medicine.

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Oliver Ross

Dr Oliver Ross

Dr Ross is a consultant anaesthetist with special interests in overseas support, paediatrics, spines and ear, nose and throat.

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Dr Michael Griksaitis (outreach, organ donation and bereavement)

Dr Griksaitis is a paediatric consultant with a particular interest in cardiac patients.

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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.

Dr Erica Dibb-Fuller


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.

Nursing team

We have more than 100 nurses in our team, working on a shift system.

PICU matron and head of nursing team

Carol Purcell 

Senior sisters

Laura Armstrong, Catherine Jones, Pamė McAleer, Jo Palmer, Andrea Robson, Lorna St.John, Karen Westlake, Melanie Cooper and Catherine Roberts.

Lecturer practitioner

Angela Ledsham

Contact us

You can call Pam Harris (ward clerk) on 023 8120 4751 or our secretary on 023 8120 8524.