Babies and children

When your child is diagnosed with a heart condition it is naturally an anxious time and you might be unsure what to expect. There will be support and information available throughout your care pathway.

Find out more about our children’s service below.

About our children's services

Children’s congenital heart disease services across the Thames Valley and Wessex region care for a population of three million and are provided by University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust, which runs Southampton General, Southampton Children’s and the Princess Anne hospitals, in partnership with Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and a number of local hospitals.

Children who require heart transplantation or advanced therapies for pulmonary hypertension (a type of high blood pressure which affects the arteries that supply the lungs) are referred to designated National Specialist Commissioning Advisory Group centres.