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Children's services at West Suffolk Hospital

The West Suffolk Hospital has a dedicated children’s inpatient ward and Children’s Assessment Unit (CAU) on the Rainbow ward. The Rainbow children’s outpatients service has blood testing facilities. Children’s care is linked to and jointly planned with health, education, social care and external agencies. 

Services provided

We offer numerous specialities for children including:

  • Accident and emergency
  • Allergies
  • Cancer
  • Cardiology
  • Diabetes
  • Ear, nose and throat
  • Endocrinology
  • General paediatrics
  • Hypnotherapy
  • Neurology
  • Neonatal care
  • Orthopaedics
  • Outpatients
  • Phlebotomy
  • Play service
  • Physiotherapy
  • Psychology.

We have strong connections with other specialist children’s units such as Addenbrooke’s and the Norfolk and Norwich University hospitals.


Contact the team

The lead clinician for children's services at the West Suffolk Hospital is Dr Katherine Piccinelli. 

Rainbow ward reception: 01284 713790

Rainbow ward nurses station: 01284 713315

The integrated community paediatric service: 0300 123 2425




Patient information

Children's patient information leaflets can be found here