About Paediatric Care

Why is there a need for improvement in paediatric care?

Children and young people have been at the centre of policy in Scotland over recent years, with a clear recognition that the future of our nation is dependent on the health and well-being of our children. 

The Local Delivery Plan (PDF) (2007) and the Emergency Care Framework for Children and Young People (PDF) (2006) have been the response to ensuring equity of access to high quality healthcare services for children in Scotland. Delivering a Healthy Future (PDF) (Scottish Government 2007) recognises the need for ongoing development of measurable improvements in the provision of healthcare, health improvement and health outcomes for children and young people.

The SPSP Paediatric programme is currently focussing on reducing unplanned admissions to Paediatric Intensive Care Units (PICU), Ventilator Associated Pneumonia (VAP) and central venous catheter related blood stream infections.