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If your child is struggling with a health condition, you can choose to see a consultant privately at Spire Healthcare. Our hospitals work together to offer a full range of paediatric services from initial consultation and diagnosis through to treatment and surgery.

At Spire Dunedin Hospital, we offer a limited consultation and diagnostic paediatric service for children under 16 years and treatments including surgery for 16–17 year olds (up untill their 18th birthday) following a risk assessment by a Registered Children's Nurse.

Services available at Spire Dunedin Hospital

Under 16s

Consultations and minor tests such as allergy testing and blood tests are available for children under 16. If your child needs further interventional diagnostic tests or surgical treatment, your consultant will discuss this with you and can arrange this for your child at an alternative Spire Hospital, a local private clinic, or local NHS facility which offers a full service for children.

We offer interventional dermatology treatments including removal of moles, cysts, warts and skin tags, as well as cryotherapy, to children over 3 years old.

Treatments for 16-17 year olds

Young people aged 16-17 years (up till their 18th birthday) who need further interventional diagnostic tests or surgical treatment will be risk assessed by a Registered Children’s Nurse to confirm that they can be treated as an adult here at Spire Dunedin Hospital.

Children and Young People's treatments

We offer consultations across a range of childhood illnesses and diseases including:

  • Allergy
  • Ear, Nose & Throat
  • Dermatology
  • Orthopaedics
  • Orthotics
  • Radiology

16-17 year olds can access a range of treatments offered to adults at Spire Dunedin Hospital subject to being risk assessed by a children’s nurse before treatment can proceed.

Get in touch

For more information on our paediatric services, please call 0118 955 3563 or

send an enquiry

Accessing the Children and Young People's Service

You can use your private health insurance or pay for your child's treatment yourself and a GP referral is not always necessary. Our customer advisers are on hand to provide more information.

A network of paediatric care

If you can't find the service or treatment your child needs at this hospital you can search for paediatric services at other Spire hospitals.

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Safeguarding children and adults

Safeguarding continues to be a high priority and Spire Healthcare is committed to safeguarding adults, children, young people and looked after children. All healthcare staff have a duty to recognise and respond to safeguarding children or adults issues. Safeguarding is a range of activities from promoting health and wellbeing to protection from harm.

View our safeguarding statement