North West Surgery in Children Operational Delivery Network

The vision of the North West Surgery in Children (SiC) Operational Delivery Network (ODN) is that the care of children requiring surgery in the North West of England, North Wales and the Isle of Man will act as a system. All children within the geographical ODN footprint will receive high quality, equitable care, and good outcomes whichever part of the geographical footprint they are from. Surgery will be provided as close to the child’s home as safely as possible.

The SiC ODN works within the same geographic footprint as the North West Neonatal, Paediatric Critical Care, Long Term Ventilation, Children’s Major Trauma Networks and Adult Critical Care and Major Trauma Networks.

The ODN funding and governance arrangements are provided by North West NHS England.   The ODN is hosted jointly by Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital (RMCH) and Alder Hey Children’s Hospital (AHCH)  with finance and human resources support being provided by RMCH.

The purpose of the ODN is that each surgical unit will work with it’s neighbouring surgical units within its Intergrated Care System and Board and across the North West region to implement the recommendations and objectives set within the paediatric critical care and surgery in children review / Getting it Right First Time (GIRFT) relating to surgery in children.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I contact the SiC Team?

For further information please contact the Surgery in Children Team on

Is there any information for families and patients?

We have a general Patients & Families page which has lots of information regarding services and support. Please click here to visit our patients and families page.

Where is my nearest SiC provider?

All our regional providers can be found on our localities map. Please click here to view our providers.

How do I find SiC Documents?

All documents relating to SiC including pathways and guidelines can be found in the SiC documents section of our website. Click here to visit that section.

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Latest Documents

Acute Abdomen Guideline
North West Surgery in Children ODN Oversight Group Meeting Minutes – 9th June 2023 Minutes
Northwest, North Wales and Isle of Man Adenotonsillectomy Pathway/ Best Practice Guidance
Guidelines, Protocol, Pathway and Policy Ratification Standard Operational Procedure