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Staffordshire Children's Hospital at Royal Stoke

Staffordshire Children's Hospital is a hospital within a hospital. It has been providing healthcare for North Staffordshire's children for generations.

Young patients are at the heart of everything we do and we have everything needed to make sure they and their families feel as welcome and comfortable as possible. Indoor and outdoor play areas, classrooms, cafes and coffee shops are all provided and have facilities which cater for children from across this area and beyond.

We provide a dedicated children's emergency centre, an intensive care unit with wards as well as an outpatients area. The Children's Hospital has built up a reputation for providing first-class health services relating to a range of common childhood problems, injuries and conditions.

Young patients using the service also have access to specialist clinical teams and their expertise, who care for children with complex conditions or medical problems. Many of these specialty areas see the hospital at the forefront of treatment in the UK which has led to a growing international reputation for excellence.

The Little Journey App

designed by healthcare professionals, children and their parents for the sole purpose of improving how we provide medical information to families about hospital.

The app aims to reduce any anxiety you or your child may have, by familiarising you with what may happen and the team looking after you.

The Little Journey app can be tailored to individual hospitals, meaning that you and your child can explore the exact rooms they’ll visit on the day of their procedure, from the comfort of your own home. With storylines, animations and information designed for different age groups, we aim to engage and inform your child about hospital in a fun and interactive way. The app provides a 360 degree virtual tour with pictures of the surgical pathway at Staffordshire Children’s Hospital, including the ward, theatre and recovery, right through to going home.

Little Journey can be downloaded from the app store, suitable for both Apple or Android devices. On launching the app, select Royal Stoke University Hospital.