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Children’s Services at Leicester Hospital

Nuffield Health Leicester Hospital is one of the few private hospitals in the East Midlands with a team of expert paediatric consultants and children’s nurses that can see children of any age, for a variety of conditions.

Children from birth can be seen in our outpatient department and children from 3 years old and above as an inpatient.

Helping your child feel at home

We have a dedicated and secure ward for children, with a fully-equipped playroom, child-friendly rooms with TV and a private en-suite bathroom. We can also make provisions for parents to stay with their child throughout their stay.

Our specialist children’s team

The ward is run by a dedicated children’s nursing team, who will be present for the duration of your child’s journey, along with our resident medical officer to ensure your child is cared for in a safe and caring environment.

Children’s menu

Good food plays a key part in your child’s recovery. We have a dedicated menu for children and have a team of chefs who will be happy to tailor the menu to meet your child’s requirements.

Take a look at our children’s menu.

Meet Nuffy Bear

Going for a hospital procedure may be a little daunting. Nuffy Bear will help to guide your child through the process in an interactive booklet.

Your very own Nuffy Bear will be waiting for your child when they arrive and will be with them throughout their journey, your child will also receive the all-important bravery certificate to take home with them.

During the process, we also have a Nuffy Bear feedback form which helps your child communicate how they felt in hospital throughout their journey with us. We use this information to develop and improve our services.

Our services

  • Allergy medicine
  • Cardiology
  • Dermatology
  • Ear, Nose & Throat
  • Gastroenterology
  • Hand surgery
  • Neurology
  • Neurophysiology
  • Ophthalmology
  • Orthopaedics
  • Plastic surgery
  • Psychology
  • Psychiatry
  • Respiratory medicine
  • Rheumatology
  • Urology

Nurse clinics:

  • Dressings
  • ECG
  • Children’s blood testing (Phlebotomy service)
  • Removal of sutures/clips
  • Skin prick allergy testing
  • Wound care

Additional services:

  • Physiotherapy
  • Radiology – x-rays, ultrasound, CT scans and MRI

Our consultants

Mr Alwyn Abraham


Specialty Orthopaedic surgery

Dr Dinkar Bakshi

MBBS, MD(Paeds), MSc(Allergy), MRCPCH, FRCPCH

Specialty Paediatrics

Dr Hemant Bhavsar

MBBS, DCH, MD (Paediatrics)MRCPCH, CCT in Paediatric Gastroenterology

Specialty Paediatrics

Dr Harshawardhan Bilolikar


Specialty Paediatrics

Dr Nahin Hussain

MBBS, DCH, MSc (Child Health), MRCPI, FRCPCH

Specialty Paediatrics

Dr Marinos Kantzis


Specialty Paediatric Cardiology, Paediatrics

Dr Rajiv Mohan

MBBS, DCH, PG Diploma Child Health, FRCPCH, CCT Paediatrics

Specialty Paediatrics

Mr George Murty


Specialty ENT (Otolaryngology), Paediatrics

Dr Dilip Nathan (Pathmanathan)

BmedSci (Hons), BMBS, MRCP, FRCPCH, MMedSci

Specialty Paediatrics

Dr Sanjiv Nichani OBE

MBBS, MNAMS(I), MRCP (Paediatrics)

Specialty Paediatrics

Mr Nitin Patwardhan

MBBS, MS, FRCS (Ed), FRCS (Paeds)

Specialty Paediatric Surgery

Dr Rajib Samanta

CCT Paediatric Neurology, FRCPCH, MRCP, DCH UK

Specialty Paediatrics

Dr Arani Sridhar

MBBS, DCH, MD (Paediatrics), DNB (Paediatrics), MRCP(UK), M Clin Scien, FRCPCH, FRCP

Specialty Paediatrics

Mr Ashok Rajimwale

MBBS, MBBS, MS (General Surgery), MCh (Paediatric Surgery), DNB, FRCS (Paediatric Surgery), FEAPU (Paediatric Urology)

Specialty Paediatric Surgery

Mr Javed Uddin

BSc (Hons), MB ChB(Hons), FRCS(Eng), FRCS(ORL-HNS)

Specialty ENT (Otolaryngology), Paediatrics

Mr Theodoros Valsamakis

MBBS, M.Sc., FEB (ORL-H&N), FRCS(Glasg)

Specialty ENT (Otolaryngology), Paediatrics

Contact us

To book an appointment with one of our consultants, call our team on 0300 13 11 416.