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Paediatric Outpatients Department

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Opening hours 9.00am – 5.00pm Monday to Friday.

We run a large range of clinics for babies, children and adolescents.

  • Consultant and Registrar general paediatric clinics.
  • Speciality clinics which can be nurse led, such as dermatology, allergy and paediatric pre-surgical assessment.

Other speciality clinics inlcude;

  • Cardiology
  • Coeliac
  • Cystic fibrosis and Respiratory
  • Diabetes
  • Endocrinology
  • Epilepsy
  • General Surgery
  • Genetics
  • Health play specialist clinics
  • Nephrology
  • Neurology
  • Oncology
  • Orthopaedics
  • Orthotics
  • Psychologist
  • Physiotherapists / occupational therapists
  • Rheumatology
  • Urology

We also have clinics for procedures and investigations such as blood testing for children under 5 years old (phlebotomy clinic) cryotherapy, immunisations and echocardiograms (ECH

Paediatric consultants

Hospital consultants:

  • Dr B Piel
  • Dr G Rewitzky
  • Dr W Wnuk
  • Dr A Reeve
  • Dr Jalloh
  • Dr Nair

Community consultants:

  • Dr N Fawi

Nursing and clerical staff

The department is organised by Paediatric nurses and Health care assistants ,and clerical support from our receptionists.

  • Sally Butlin - Community Paediatric Matron
  • Nicola Staff - Outpatient Sister and Paediatric Pre- Assessment Nurse
  • Michelle Jeymes - Staff Nurse
  • Mandy Calvert - Health Play Specialist
  • Jo Titman – Paediatric Senior Support Worker
  • Helen Miller - Paediatric Health Care Assistant
  • Kaye King – Receptionist
  • Jill Dennis – Receptionist

We actively encourage learning and health promotion here in the Children’s Outpatients. Therefore, there may sometimes be a medical or nursing student in your consultation. Please tell a member of staff if you or your child does not feel comfortable with this.

Weekly Schedule:
Monday

Morning – Oncology, ECHO, Urology, Surgical and Community Clinics.
Afternoon – General, Oncology, Dermatology, Rheumatology.
Tuesday
Morning – General and Community Clinics.
Afternoon – Diabetes, Early Access Clinic and Community Clinics.
Wednesday
Morning – Blood Test Clinic, Orthopaedics and Community clinics.
Afternoon – Orthopaedics and General Clinics.
Thursday
Morning – Community Clinics.
Afternoon – General, Dietitians, Early Access Clinic, Paediatric Pre-Assessment.
Friday
Morning – Blood Test Clinic, Allergy/Food Intolerance Clinic and Community Clinics
Afternoon – Blood Test Clinic, Immunisations, General and Young Person’s Diabetic Clinic

The format of the clinics:
There are often several clinics running at once so not everyone in the waiting area is for the same clinic.
For some clinics, children will need to have their height, weight, body mass index and head circumference recorded and sometimes also their blood pressure taken and/or urine tested.
The nurse or nursing assistant will explain this to you and your child if this is necessary.
We have changing facilities available for babies and scales for wheelchair users.
The Child Growth Foundation (2012) identifies best practice as follows:
  • 0 to two years of age – weigh naked.

  • Over two years of age – minimal clothing.
  • Nappies, shoes or slippers and the contents of pockets must always be removed.

  • Please feel free to use the water fountain, toilet facilities and children’s play area during your visit.
    If you have any questions while you are here, please feel free to ask a member of staff who will be happy to help.

    Links to patient information:

    Downloadable Apps:

    • Hetty's Hospital - to reduce hospital anxiety in children
    • A little deep sleep video - explaining surgical admission and anaesthesia