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About Us

Our Mission

We support babies, children, and their families to improve the lives of sick children through the continuous improvement of paediatric surgery. 

Previously known as the Chelsea Children’s Hospital Charity, we have now re-launched as The Children’s Surgery Foundation reflecting a move to a more national scope of our work. Working in partnership with the British Association of Paediatric Surgeons (BAPS), we help children’s surgical centres nationwide by providing support to purchase much needed medical equipment, surgical training and research to hospitals across the UK. 

Our first project to help support paediatric surgical patients nationwide will be a campaign to ensure that intravenous access is a more efficient and less intimidating procedure for young patients and their families. More details will follow in the new year. 

Our Partners

Established in 1953, the British Association of Paediatric Surgeons (BAPS) endeavour to raise standards in paediatric surgery through education and research. Together, we establish and fund research and training in paediatric surgery, for the betterment of children undergoing surgical care. Through our partnership we:

  • Support research and essential research equipment
  • Establish and support UK and overseas surgical skills training, in particular in low and middle-income countries
  • Provide bursaries to allied health professionals from LMIC's, to attend the British Association of Paediatric Surgeons Annual Internal Congress

For more information about the work of the British Association of Paediatric Surgeons, please head to their website www.baps.org.uk

Our Team

Our dedicated team guide our work and oversee the strategic development of the charity. They work without pay and do not charge for any expenses.

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Munther Haddad
MB BCh FRCS FRCPCH Chairman and Senior Consultant Paediatric and Neonatal Surgeon
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Susana Correas de White
Governance, Compliance and Finance
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Julia Fishman
Chief Medical Officer and Paediatric Surgeon
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Caroline Pardy
MBBS BSc MRCS Senior Specialist Registrar in Paediatric Surgery
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Richard Stewart
MD MB BCh BAO FRCS FRCS(Paed) Senior Consultant Paediatric Surgeon

Our patrons

We have three dedicated patrons who work hard to help promote our work:

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Sophie, Lady Frederick Windsor
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Susan Hampshire
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Jane Asher