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South Thames Retrieval Service

         

   

     020 7188 5000

                  24 hour emergency referrals

 

The South Thames Retrieval Service (STRS) is an intensive care service, transporting critically ill children from local hospitals to intensive care units (PICUs).

Our team is made up of doctors and nurses from our intensive care unit who are specially trained in making sure children are stable and comfortable before they leave hospital, while they are travelling in an ambulance, helicopter or plane and when they are settling in to a PICU.

Two teams are available to transport children 24 hours, 7 days a week. When they are not transporting children, the team are working within our intensive care unit.

You can find out more about what we do and the care we provide in our intensive care unit by watching this short film produced by The Guardian.

The logo for the South Thames Retrieval Service (STRS).

Quick links for professionals

Emergency drug dose calculator (PDF 186Kb) - please make sure you download the PDF to your desktop 

Age based norms and infusion calculator (PDF 321Kb)

Clinical guidelines

Contacts

Emergency referrals - for professionals only.

Tel: 020 7188 5000

Children’s Intensive Care Unit (PICU) – general enquiries.

Tel: 020 7188 4500 / 4501

We also transport children to other intensive care units (PICUs) at hospitals in the South Thames region. Please see the patients page for contact details.

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