Ear, Nose and Throat

Our Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) surgery service at our Children’s hospital is one of the largest in the UK and provides a full range of children’s ENT care, managing problems ranging from ear infections and neck lumps to profound deafness and major congenital malformations of the head and neck. 

We also have well-established programmes in implantation otology (cochlear implants, bone anchored hearing implants and other implantable hearing devices), head, neck and thyroid surgery, airway reconstruction and skull base surgery and extensive expertise in the management of complex obstructive sleep apnoea.

Each year our busy department has around 9,500 outpatient attendances and performs around 2,500 operations. An outpatient consultation may be all that is required as a large number of ENT conditions can be managed with medicines. However, if you require an operation our highly skilled anaesthetic doctors and friendly ward staff will make the visit as safe and pleasant as possible.

We treat children from as soon as they are born to the age of 16 and aim to provide patient-centred care of the highest quality. We are also a pioneer in the use of day case and short stay surgery, according to the needs of each child.

The team

Our large team includes several specialist consultants, specialist trainees (fellows and registrars) and junior doctors, with an ENT specialist nurse and ENT-trained ward nurses. We work closely with the Audiology (hearing testing) and Speech and Language Therapy services and are supported by radiologists, pathologists, anaesthetists and other specialists within the hospital, including Intensive Care, in order to provide the best care for our children and young people.