Paediatric and adolescent medicine

The Centre for Paediatrics at Skåne University Hospital takes care of and treats children and young people between 0 and 18 years of age in all paediatric specialties. We sometimes say we are like a hospital within a hospital on account of this scope. We have expertise in many of the areas that constitute separate specialities in adult care, but under one roof.

Besides children with paediatric diseases, we also treat children from other specialties: ear surgery, orthopaedic surgery, plastic surgery, vascular surgery, adult surgery, urology and neurosurgery, to name but a few. We work closely with our colleagues in paediatric surgery, paediatric intensive care and neonatal care.

We are one of the few hospitals in Sweden to have been commissioned by the National Board of Health and Welfare to provide national specialised medical care in the following areas:

  • Chronic lung diseases in children
  • Intestinal rehabilitation for children
  • Evaluation for epilepsy surgery
  • Congenital metabolic diseases
  • Emergency and planned visits to Malmö and Lund.

We operate in both Malmö and Lund. We provide emergency care and inpatient care, as well as day care and outpatient services. We provide highly specialised care in some diagnostic and treatment areas and accept patients from all over southern Sweden.

We work in interdisciplinary teams where we make the most of our combined expertise to give children the best possible care and treatment. An interdisciplinary team includes doctors, nurses, paediatric nurses and assistant nurses as well as a dietician, welfare officer, physiotherapist, occupational therapist, psychologist and special needs teacher.

Care is provided in accordance with the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child and NOBAB standards focusing on children and families.

Our vision is to provide highly specialised and specialised paediatric care of the highest international standard to children and adolescents.

We have around 650 staff. We receive around 70,000 planned outpatient visits and around 40,000 emergency visits to our paediatric departments every year. Our departments and clinics focus to an extent on different diagnoses and treatments in order to provide patients with the best possible care.


The paediatrics unit conducts advanced research in a range of paediatric subspecialties. Much of our research is conducted together with national and international research networks and research groups. We have many staff with doctorates and active doctoral students in a number of professional categories.

We conduct outstanding research in the following areas:

  • autoimmune diseases in children, such as diabetes and coeliac disease
  • childhood cancers
  • paediatric rheumatology
  • paediatric endocrinology
  • paediatric haematology
  • infection in children
  • coagulation diseases in children
  • lung diseases in children
  • metabolic diseases in children
  • kidney diseases in children
  • paediatric neurology
  • child obesity
  • infant nutrition.