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Paediatric ear, nose and throat (ENT) service

The ENT department offers a similar range of services to children as adults but tailored to their needs. Inpatient care for children takes place on Rudham ward. Complex airway problems in children are managed through networked links with our partnership hospitals at Norwich and Cambridge. Operations performed at the here on children include:

  • Adenoidectomy
  • Grommet insertion
  • Mastoid surgery
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Pinnaplasty
  • Division of tongue tie

Information leaflets for parents of children with ENT conditions or undergoing ENT surgery

Your consultant will provide a detailed explanation of your child's condition or details of any planned surgery in order to obtain your consent for your child to undergo a procedure. You and your child should feel free to ask any questions you may have about the condition or procedure. Below are some links to information leaflets produced by the British Association on Otolaryngologists for ENT conditions affecting children and operations that may be undertaken.

Conditions

Operations

Post operative emergencies

In the event of a problem in the post operative period, you should contact the ENT office on 01553 613724 or 01553 613686. Out of hours emergencies may require attendance at the A and E department which will refer you to the on-call ENT team if necessary.

Contact numbers for parents of children undergoing surgery

Admissions tel: 01553 612456 or 01553 612887
Day surgery tel: 01553 613500
Rudham Ward tel: 01553 614120

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