Inpatient facilities are provided for young people under 16 at the Children’s Hospital within Leicester Royal Infirmary and there are inpatient facilities for young people over 16 within the Leicester Royal Infirmary. Children and young people will be admitted to Children’s Assessment Unit or ward 28 if they require inpatient care for their diabetes.
Children with surgical problems will be admitted to ward 10 or 11.
Any child with diabetes will be discussed with one of the diabetes team doctors or one of the PDSN’s and advice will be given on management of their diabetes while in hospital.
Children being admitted for routine surgery should be discussed with the paediatric diabetes team when the admission date is set.
This should be done by sending an e-mail to ‘paediatric diabetes team’ via the Outlook address book, highlighting:
Any plans for a change in treatment prior to admission to hospital will be discussed with the family by one of the PDSN’s or the admitting surgical team, following guidance from the paediatric diabetes team. Guidelines for the management of diabetes during surgery are available on the intranet.