Children's Services

Who is the service for?

The service is provided for children and young people 0-16 years. Referrals are received from Accident and Emergency, GPs, Community staff and Tertiary Centres for shared care.

Referrals can be acute referrals for short stay assessment and observation or inpatient treatment. Planned referrals for day case procedures/investigation or outpatient consultation.

The Children’s service also provides assessments for children referred by Social Services for child protection (Section 47) medicals. This service is provided by Consultant Paediatricians Monday to Friday 0900-1700 hours and in the acute ward environment out of hours.

What does the service provide?

Assessment, care and treatment of children and young people with medical problems or illness.

Who will patients meet?

  • Nursing staff
  • Senior and Junior Medical staff
  • Support Workers
  • Ward clerks
  • Pharmacists
  • Physiotherapists/Dietician
  • Community Nursing team
  • Domestic Staff

When is the service available?

Inpatient services - 24/7.

Observe and assessment services - from 0900-0000 hours, 7 days per week.

Outpatient services - Monday to Friday, 0900-1700 hours.

Where is the service provided?

North Manchester General Hospital:

Inpatient, observation and assessment and outpatient services – K Block, Entrance C, Ground Floor.

Royal Oldham Hospital:

Inpatient and observation and assessment services, Lower Ground Floor, Main Hospital Building

Outpatient services, MLU building, main Drive

Rochdale Infirmary:

Outpatient services, Level D, 2nd Floor.

Fairfield General Hospital:

Outpatient Services, Outpatient Department, FGH.

Department contact details

Switchboard 0161-764-6081.

Practical information

Details regarding any instructions will be provided prior to scheduled appointments.

Key staff/consultants

Children’s Directorate Management Team

Dr B Bose Haider - Consultant Paediatrician /Clinical Director

Kath Leighton - Directorate Manager

Yvonne Tunstall - Divisional Nurse Manager


North Manchester

Dr Anton Tan - Consultant Paediatrician

Dr Suparna Dasgupta - Consultant Paediatrician

Dr Prakash Kamath - Consultant Paediatrician / Site Lead

Dr Mudiyer Gopi - Consultant Paediatrician

Dr Nagesh Panasa - Consultant Paediatrician

Dr Paddy McMaster - Consultant Paediatrician

Dr Sunil Bagewadi - Consultant Paediatrician

Dr T Magadevan - Consultant Paediatrician

Dr Nadeem Jilani - Consultant Paediatrician



Dr Nandhini Prakash - Consultant Paediatrician

Dr Egware Odeka - Consultant Paediatrician

Dr Beena Padmakumar - Consultant Paediatrician

Dr Pervaiz Mir - Consultant Paediatrician

Dr Rob Rifkin - Consultant Paediatrician

Dr Yemi Oluwole - Consultant Paediatrician

Dr Abdul Rehman - Consultant Paediatrician

Dr Anindya Mukherjee - Consultant Paediatrician