Information for Children coming into Hospital

We know that coming into Hospital can be a frightening experience for children and the information in this section is to help you understand what might happen to you when you come into Hospital and introduce you to some of the people who might look after you.

Hospitals can seem very big and strange if you have not visited before, but all of the people who look after children at Kingston Hospital will do all they can to ensure that you feel as safe and secure as possible.

Another name for children's services in Hospital is 'Paediatrics' and our Paediatrics team is run by Jon Filkin who is a senior children's doctor (Consultant Paediatrician) and Sarah Shade who is a senior children's nurse (Matron). 

Jonathan Filkin                Sarah Shade Resized

Dr Jon Filkin                                                                 Sarah Shade  

We are very lucky to be supported by a local charity called Momentum who provide funding, advice, support and information for children and their families and they also help to decorate the children's areas in a fun way!

There are many places in Kingston Hospital where you might need to be treated in an emergency and also if you have an appointment booked. Mo the Owl is Momentum's mascot and he has helped us to explain what might happen when you come to Hospital.  Click on the links below to find out more:

Mo The Owl

Going to the Emergency Department

Staying on Sunshine Ward

Having an operation

Going to Children's Outpatients

Visiting the Paediatric Assessment Unit

Visiting the Fracture Clinic

Visiting Audiology

Visiting the Eye Unit

Visiting the Dental Unit

Who will look after you




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