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Paediatrics

Our paediatric team provides a comprehensive secondary service to all local children up to the age of 16 and a number of tertiary services as detailed below.

What we offer

Outpatients
We have a dedicated paediatric outpatients clinic. We see approximately 1,500 new patients and 2,500 follow-up patients each year. We aim to see all GP referrals within 5-6 weeks and most of our referrals will be seen within 2-3 weeks. We provide general paediatric clinics and in addition the following specialty services:

  • allergy
  • asthma
  • cardiology
  • dermatology
  • diabetes
  • endocrine
  • epilepsy
  • gastroenterology
  • haematology-oncology
  • HIV
  • renal
  • respiratory
  • rheumatology
  • ophthalmology 

We also provide neuro-developmental follow-up for pre-term babies.

Paediatric A&E
There is a dedicated 24/7 paediatric emergency service. Children are triaged in A&E and seen either by our emergency department or by the urgent care centre (UCC). All children are cared for by paediatric nurses.

Children's community nursing
A children’s community nursing team facilitates earlier discharge of children by providing clinical support in the community. The service is available daily from 9am-5pm. Support is also available for families of children with complex needs. Palliative care support is available 24 hours when required.

Wards
Rainbow ward, our children’s ward, has up to 25 beds and cares for about 2,000 children each year from all specialties.

Neonatal intensive care
Our neonatal unit provides neonatal intensive care, high dependency care and special care. It currently has 22 cots and has space to expand to 28. There are four high dependency cots and two intensive therapy unit cots. The unit has three rooms for mothers and babies. Babies under 27 weeks gestation or 1kg are transferred to the level 3 unit at Homerton University Foundation Hospital.

Ambulatory unit
We have two busy ambulatory units that will shortly move to a new shared purpose built facility. These include an elective paediatric day assessment unit (PDAU) used for the treatment of children with chronic conditions, elective reviews and elective surgery, and a short stay ward with 11 beds, used for the assessment of acutely unwell children as well as short stay admissions. We have a child psychiatry, psychotherapy and psychology service that supports all of the above areas.

Key staff
Dr Emma Devereux – clinical director for women’s & children’s and consultant paediatrician
Dr Justin Daniels – consultant paediatrician – divisional lead 
Dr Linda Walker – consultant paediatrician
Dr Lesley Alsford – consultant paediatrician
Dr Fionnghuala Fuller – consultant paediatrician (from July 2014)
Dr Victoria Jones – consultant paediatrician
Dr Gayle Hann – consultant paediatrician
Mrs Carol Hanson – consultant psychotherapist
Dr Neeraj Jain - consultant paediatrician 
Dr Piyusha Kapilla – consultant paediatrician
Dr Janani Pallawela – consultant paediatrician
Dr Dhruv Rastogi – Cllinical director, consultant paediatrician
Dr Arvind Shah – consultant paediatrician
Dr Cheetan Singh – consultant paediatrician (from March 2014)
Dr Dalbir Sohi – consultant paediatrician
Dr Claire Tipper – consultant paediatrician
Dr Olu Wilkey – consultant paediatrician
Beatrice Norman – paediatric modern matron

Location
Outpatient department in the main building, level -1.

How to refer
Through a GP or doctor 

Contact us
Paediatric department assessment unit  reception desk  020 8887 3863 / 3864
Outpatient appointments                 020 8887 4222
Paediatric secretaries                     020 8887 2945 / 2419

To cancel or change an appointment 
email northmid.centralappointments@nhs.net
or alternatively ring our call centre 020 8887 3663 /3664 (Mon-Fri, 8am-5pm)

Page last updated August 2017