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Paediatrics (Children's Services)

Paediatrics (Children's Services)

Paediatrics is the medical specialty dealing with the development and care of children and with the diagnosis and treatment of childhood diseases. 

The L&D provides a full range of Acute Paediatric Services with dedicated facilities in a child and parent-friendly environment.

About our Service

Most children are seen within the Children’s Outpatient Department where the staff and surroundings are designed for the comfort and fun of children – and their siblings.  

We have seven General Paediatric Consultants, each of whom have special areas of interest.  They are complemented by five Locum Consultants, thus ensuring that there is hands-on Consultant cover 24 hours a day, every day.

Children admitted for Surgery 

Parents of children who come into our Paediatric wards for surgery can rest assured that in addition to having the skills of a specialist surgeon, they will be constantly under the care of the dedicated Paediatric team. 

Specialist Clinics

The Department has a wide range of Paediatric professional skills and runs regular specialist clinics including: 

  • Asthma
  • Cardiology 
  • Cystic Fibrosis and Respiratory 
  • Dermatology 
  • Diabetes 
  • Endocrinology 
  • ENT (Ear, Nose and Throat) 
  • Epilepsy 
  • Follow-up for Prematurely low birth-weight babies 
  • Gastroenterology 
  • General Paediatrics 
  • Haematology 
  • HIV 
  • Metabolic 
  • Neurology 
  • Oncology 
  • Ophthalmology 
  • Paediatric General Surgery 
  • Prolonged Jaundice 
  • Renal 
  • Tuberculosis 

 

In-patient Facilities

Our Paediatric Unit has 54 beds, including a 5-bed Paediatric Assessment Unit for children up to the age of 16 years. The comfortable, child-friendly environment with dedicated Nursery Nurses and specialist staff has a superbly-equipped playroom. There is also a schoolroom with a full-time teacher to ensure that our young patients have the opportunity to continue education whilst in hospital. 

Supporting services include a Paediatric Physiotherapy team which has access to a start-of-the-art Children’s gymnasium (pictured right).

Referrals should be made via your GP 

Accessing the Service

Please talk to your GP and refer to the Choose and Book service on www.chooseandbook.nhs.uk 

Contact Us
Via switchboard 01582 49 11 66

Consultants

  • Anne IngramSecond nameIngramBiographyQualified as a Doctor in 1999 and underwent paediatric training in north London and Hertfordshire. Has been a Consultant in Acute Paediatrics at the L&D since September 2011 and is developing an interest in Respiratory Paediatrics.
  • Archana JoshiSecond nameJoshiBiographyMBBS, DCH, MRCPCH Underwent specialist paediatric training in the UK. Consultant in Paediatrics at the L&D since 2012. Special interest in paediatric neurology/neurodisability, hence runs three dedicated clinics monthly.
  • Beryl AdlerSecond nameAdlerBiographyDivisional Director
  • Nisha NathwaniSecond nameNathwaniBiographyConsultant
  • Paramasivam Sivakumar Second nameSivakumar BiographyMBBS(Sri Lanka), LRCP, MRCS(UK) FRCP(UK), DCH(London), FRCPCH(UK) Specialised in Tropical Paediatrics in Sri Lanka. Training in London and Australia, including Cardiology, Neonatal and Paediatric training. Consultant Paediatrician with neonatal interest at the L&D since August 1993.
  • Ronald MisquithSecond nameMisquithBiographyMBBS, MD, MRCPCH Consultant Paediatrician and Clinical Director. Graduated in India, completed higher specialist training in Paediatrics in London. Special interests: Diabetes, Endocrine and High Dependency Care. Joined the L&D in 2009 as a Consultant Paediatrician.
  • Shobhit VermaSecond nameVermaBiographyLocum Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon specialising General Paediatric Orthopaedics, Paediatric Foot/Ankle and Neuromuscular Orthopaedics
  • Sreeni Tekki-RaoSecond nameTekki-RaoBiographyLead for paediatric epilepsy, paediatric neurology and neurodiability services. Runs dedicated weekly epilepsy clinics and once a month new neurology clinic. Children with headaches are also seen in his clinics.
  • Tomasz RajkowskiSecond nameRajkowskiBiographyMD, PhD, MRCPCH Qualified at University of Warsaw, Poland, 1993. Consultant in Acute Paediatrics with special interest in Paediatric Nephrology and Allergy. Enthusiastic about paediatric care pathways and telemedicine.
  • Trevor HedgesSecond nameHedgesBiographyConsultant in Acute Paediatrics at the L&D since 2012. Deputy lead in Haematology and Oncology. Specialist interest in high dependency care. Specialty Undergraduate Lead.