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Paediatric Infectious Diseases Unit at St George's Hospital

The Paediatric Infectious Diseases Unit (PIDU) at St George’s Hospital provides a regional service for the care of children with complex infectious diseases, including HIV, tuberculosis and immunodeficiency.

PIDU Services at St George’s include:

  • Large in-patient regional PID ward-based unit, with HEPA lamina flow cubicles for MDR TB.
  • Rapid Access PID service, where children can be assessed for complex paediatric infectious diseases within 48 hours.
  • A wide range of Specialist out-patient clinics, including HIV, TB, PID, Primary Immunodeficiency, Vaccine advice, Hepatitis, Congenital Infection.
  • 24 hour, 365 day/year out-of-hours PID Consultant Provision, with an active PID Consult service to the region.

The PIDU at St George’s is:

  • A National training centre for paediatric infectious diseases, formally recognised by the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH).
  • The formally commissioned lead provider in England within a National network for children with HIV. This service is family-centred, and includes a wide multi-disciplinary team (psychologist, dietician and specialist nurses, including a HIV nurse consultant).

Who to contact

Parent Organisation
St George's Hospital

Where to go

St George's Healthcare NHS Trust
Blackshaw Road
SW17 0QT
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Age Ranges
0 - 17 years
Referral required
Referral Details

GPs and other referring healthcare professionals can refer directly by letter, fax or through Choose & Book

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What is Wandsworth’s Local Offer ?

To access the services at St George's Hospital (other than the Accident & Emergency Department) you will generally need to be referred by your General Practitioner (GP) or another medical professional.

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Last updated: 29 Jul 2021