Transition to adult healthcare

Teenagers walking, with skateboard

Moving from a paediatric to an adult health service is a transition, and we’re here to help patients and their parents in this process.

The aim of transition is to help teens become more independent and responsible for their own healthcare, and to support both patients and parents/carers with  planning, preparing and moving to an adult health service.

We have information just for adolescents, parents and families as well as useful resources for this transition. Find information:

  • For adolescents
  • For parents
  • On useful resources.

What are the differences between paediatric and adult healthcare services?

There are a number of differences between paediatric and adult healthcare services. We've put all these into a Health Fact sheet, along with some helpful hints.

Download Differences between paediatric and adult healthcare Health Fact sheet (PDF).