Children's Acute Transport Service (CATS) information for parents and visitors

The Children's Acute Transport Service (CATS) is a specialised service designed to make intensive care rapidly available to critically ill children in the North Thames and East Anglia regions.

As the largest dedicated children’s intensive care transport team in the UK, CATS stabilise and safely transfer more than 1,100 sick babies and children each year to intensive care units in London and the South East.

The CATS team

Our team is comprised of very experienced intensive care doctors and nurses, who rotate onto the service from the three provider units in the North Thames region. These are Royal Brompton Hospital, St Mary’s Hospital and Great Ormond Street Hospital.


Further information

If you require further information, visit the CATS website.

Alternatively, you can call or write to us at:

PO Box 36829

Telephone number: 020 7430 5850

CATS results

Great Ormond Street Hospital always aims to provide the best possible care.

To help achieve this, all the clinical services in the hospital are developing ways to measure the results of their care to show how well they are doing.

Visit our clinical outcomes page to view the results for CATS.