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Children's Infectious Diseases

Children's Infectious Diseases

Referral Process

Referrals are only accepted via a letter.

Preferred GP referral process, e.g. E-RS, letter directly addressed to:

Out Patients Booking Dept Luton & Dunstable Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Lewsey Road, Luton LU4 0DZ.

Patient Information Leaflets

Clinics are run alongside with a dedicated specialist nurse Maureen McGovern. The services are specially catered towards children with HIV infections and for infants at risk of HIV infection. There is also a clinic for children with Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection.

In addition, there are also clinics for patients with metabolic diseases, supported by Dietitian Naomi Riley, and clinics for children with general paediatric problems. Michael Eisenhut is the designated clinical lead for children with eating disorders.

Clinics

Clinic name: MEF, TB1, MET, ME3 and ME4     

Clinic type: Paeds

Clinic days/times: 

Mondays - TB1

Tuesdays and Wednesdays - ME3 and ME4

Thursdays - MEF

Fridays - MET clinics

Links to tertiary centres: For care of children with HIV we have have a link to the Paediatric Infectious diseases team at St. Mary’s Hospital in London.  For the care of metabolic patients, we have links to the metabolic services at Great Ormond Street Hospital and Evelina Children’s Hospital in London

Clinicians - Consultants/Specialist Nurses

Useful numbers/contacts - All staff can be contacted via switchboard

Service Manager:
Harriet Snowdon
Harriet.Snowdon@ldh.nhs.uk

Outpatients booking department:
 01582 561385

General Manager:
Tanith Ellis
Tanith.Ellis@ldh.nhs.uk

Switchboard: 01582 491166

Clinical Director:
Dr Ronald Misquith
Ronald.Misquith@ldh.nhs.uk