Children's health services
Health services in Plymouth dedicated to helping children.
The role of Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) is promote the mental health and psychological well-being of children and young people.
A specialist and intense community response to young people between the ages of 5 and 18 years whose mental health state requires an urgent response.
The Child Development Centre (CDC) is an assessment centre which provides both initial outpatient assessment and continuing treatment and support for children.
We want children and young people in Plymouth to have the best possible start in life, and it matters to us that everyone who needs our help can get it easily, at the right time.
Our friendly Speech and Language Team is experienced in helping children aged 0-18 who have difficulty speaking clearly, expressing themselves, communicating socially, understanding others, talking fluently, or feeding and swallowing.
The CAMHS Looked After Children team is for children and young people aged 0 - 19 years who are looked after by the Plymouth City Council.
The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) provides specialist medical intensive care treatment for extremely preterm and sick newborn babies in the South West Peninsula, that is, Exeter, Torbay, Barnstaple, Truro and Plymouth.
Most children having an operation have a general anaesthetic. This means that they are unconscious (asleep) and cannot feel, hear or see anything. Specialist doctors called anaesthetists look after you and are with you all the time you are asleep.