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If you are reading this then you’re likely to be between 11 and 19 years old and accessing the Renal Unit at the Nottingham Children’s Hospital. This page aims to give you a better understanding about the NUH Youth Service and what we have to offer you both inside and outside the hospital.

Transition is the process of preparing, planning and moving from children’s to adult services.  Transition is a gradual process that gives you, and everyone involved in your care time to discuss what healthcare needs you will require as an adult and prepare you for the move.

Are you 16-25years old? Would you like support around getting back into education, finding work or meeting new people? If so, come along to our Young Adult Group. We meet every Friday from 10am -12pm in the Youth Room, E Floor. Take part in your Youth Achievement Award in a fun, relaxed and welcoming environment; the group also arrange social trips out and work experience opportunities.

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Are you 11-19 years old? Would you like to have your say about hospital services? Join our Youth Forum and help us make hospital services better for young people. A great way to meet new people, share your ideas and develop your CV.

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Avais 1Where to start? From the beginning of course! I've had kidney failure since birth.

At a young age I started haemodialysis. During this time I got introduced to the youth service.

Sophie 1I was first admitted into hospital after falling ill with kidney failure in summer 2005. I fell ill in Cyprus, and was in intensive care for 3 weeks. After lots of tests and dialysis the doctors said I could come home. I had to have dialysis on the plane (first class, if I might add), and was taken to Lambley Ward at Nottingham City Hospital. I spent many a week in hospital before my fantastic consultant, allowed me my first day at home.