The Sir Robert Finch children’s sleep and ventilation unit at Royal Brompton Hospital offers comprehensive evaluation and care for children with sleep and sleep-related disorders.
Having the latest equipment means we can monitor the oxygen and carbon dioxide levels in the bloodstream, as well as the movement of the chest and abdomen, the heart rate, airflow and the electrical activity in the brain.
The unit also provides care for children who rely on ventilators to breathe. Some of these children have tracheostomies and are on long term ventilation. Other children are on CPAP or BIPAP therapy – involving the use of a machine and mask that delivers air or oxygen to ensure unobstructed breathing during sleep.
We also have the ability to do far more sophisticated tests such as multiple sleep latency tests. This means we can provide more accurate information to help in the diagnosis and management of these children. Treatment can be tailored to the individual needs of each child.