ECLS in PICU is coordinated by the Consultant Paediatric Intensivists, working together with other specialities like Cardiac Surgery, ECMO Surgery, Cardiology & Respiratory Medicine.

We perform around 25-30 ECMO runs every year in PICU and we are one of the busiest ECMO centres in the UK. Approximately half of our cases are for children who need extra heart support around the time of congenital heart surgery, the other half are for babies and children who have severe lung failure or lung and heart failure due to shock, for example in patients with severe sepsis or with heart rhythm .