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Fetal / Neonatal
Describes the referral and transfer process of a baby diagnosed with congenital heart disease
The referral pathway for premature babies that have been assessed as having a clinically significant PDA that needs surgical ligation at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital
Clinical Guidelines for the assessment and medical treatment of PDA in premature babies. Document produced by the Neonatal Network but links closely to the referral pathway for surgical ligation
Babies & Children
Advice about how to diagnose and treat Kawasaki Syndrome
Please use this form to alert the team at Alder Hey that a baby/child who is on the waiting list for surgery or intervention needs to be reviewed sooner because their condition has changed. Please email this form to firstname.lastname@example.org
Please see the latest Paediatric Cardiology Referral guidelines produced by the NW CHD Network. This document is aimed at GPs and Paediatricians to help guide them to the most appropriate referral pathway for a child/baby presenting with cardiac symptoms.
Please see updated guidance regarding RSV infection and Palivizumab and who qualifies in the 2021 season.
A document describing how the supra regional Paediatric Cardiac MDT functions at Alder Hey NHS Foundation Trust.
Terms of Reference for the Paediatric Cardiac MDT.
Document that describes the process of what to do if a child or baby’s condition changes whilst they are waiting for surgery or intervention at Alder Hey NHS Foundation Trust. It is to be used in conjunction with the Clinical Urgency Update Form.
Please see the attached 2020 ESC Guidelines for the management of adult congenital heart disease.
Please see the attached 2018 ESC Guidelines for the management of cardiovascular disease in pregnancy.