KIDS & NTS provide a 24 hour referral, coordination, advice and transport service for critically ill neonates and children in the West Midlands.

KIDS & NTS core infrastructure consists of :

  • 24 hour  Operations Centre with freephone number & teleconferencing
  • Dedicated 'on call'  24 hour Consultant Paediatric Intensivist
  • Paediatric Intensive Care (PIC) Team -  PIC Doctor/ANP and Nurse
  • On-site bespoke ambulances provided by St John Ambulance Service

KIDS Consultants provide immediate clinical advice to doctors/nurses who are caring for critically ill children in any of the 20 West Midland District General Hospitals, and beyond.   When necessary the KIDS Consultant mobilises the transport team to stabilise the child and transport them to PIC at either Birmingham Children's Hospital, University Hospital of North Staffordshire or other destinations.

Click here for details of KIDS & NTS staff (to be updated)

 This video demonstrates the referral process, and multi-disciplinary working during KIDS retrievals:

The following video explains how KIDS have used a state of the art telephony system to help deliver excellent patient care: