For further information visit the Resuscitation Council (UK) website.
Care of the critically ill child
There are two acute transport services in London which specialise in the inter-hospital transfer of critically ill children. The Children's Acute Transport Service (CATS) serves North Thames and Anglia, the South Thames Retrieval Service serves the South Thames.
The transport services deploy a skilled paediatric intensive care team to assist in the treatment of critically ill children, both before and during transfer to ICU. They offer telephone consultation, liaison with sub-specialists, and co-ordinate admissions.
They are happy to offer advice regarding the management of any acutely ill child, but do not assist in non-acute transfers.
Emergency referrals/advice: 0800 085 0003
Emergency referrals/advice: 020 7188 5000