Specialised Services

The project was originally scoped to include 8 specialised services, however through the course of the project, the scope has been extended to include the following services;
  • Paediatric Critical Care (standards already published)
  • Neonatal Services
  • Paediatric Neurosciences
    • Neurosurgery
    • Neurology
    • Neurodisability
  • Paediatric Oncology
  • Paediatric Palliative care 
  • Paediatric Anaesthetics and Surgery
    • General Anaesthetics
    • General Surgery
    • Trauma and Orthopaedics
    • Ear, Nose and Throat
    • Ophthalmology
    • Plastic Surgery
    • Burns
    • Maxillofacial
    • Cleft Lip and Palate
  • Paediatric Nephrology
  • Paediatric and Congenital Cardiac Services
  • Paediatric Endocrinology
  • Paediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition
  • Paediatric Inherited Metabolic Disease
  • Paediatric Respiratory

Document Status

The first 6 standards documents were launched by the Minister for Health and Social Services on 8 December 2008.  These included the All Wales Neonatal, Respiratory, Palliative Care, Cardiac and Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition Standards for Children and Young People's Specialised Healthcare Services.  In addition, a Universal Standards document, relevant to all specialised healthcare services for children and young people was also published.

These documents are available to be downloaded from this website, or hard copies can be obtained by using the feedback function on this site.

The All Wales Neurosciences, Nephrology, Endocrine and Inherited Metabolic Disease Standards for Children and Young People's Specialised Services were issued for consultation in 2008.  These are under review and will be published in 2009.

The All Wales Anaesthetic and Surgery Standards for Children and Young People's Specialised Healthcare Services is currently out for consultation and can be downloaded from this site.  The consultation period ends on the 1st May 2009.

Oncology Standards

Following the consultation of the Oncology Standards document in 2006, the decision was taken for further work to be carried out in order to ensure that they dove-tail with the Cancer Standards already published.  This work is now at an advanced stage.

Last updated: 06/02/2009