Paediatric 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 Prakash Kamath  - Consultant Paediatrician /Clinical Director

Jenny Brown  - Directorate Manager

Simone Gorman  - Matron for Paediatrics

North Manchester General Hospital Consultant Team

Dr Suparna Dasgupta - Consultant Paediatrician (special interest in Respiratory and Medical Education )

Dr Prakash Kamath - Consultant Paediatrician and Clinical Director ( special interest in Respiratory, Allergy and HDU care)

Dr Nagesh Panasa - Consultant Paediatrician ( special interest in epilepsy and neonatology)

Dr Paddy McMaster - Consultant Paediatrician in Infectious diseases

Dr Sunil Bagewadi - Consultant Paediatrician ( special interest in Diabetes)

Dr T Magadevan - Consultant Paediatrician ( special interest in renal medicine)

Dr Nadeem Jilani - Consultant Paediatrician ( special interest in gastroenterology)

Dr Siddharth Jain - Consultant Paediatrician ( special interest in epilepsy)

The Royal Oldham Hospital Consultant Team

 Dr Nandhini Prakash - Consultant Paediatrician (special interest in epilepsy)

Dr Egware Odeka - Consultant Paediatrician ( special interest in gastroenterology)

Dr Beena Padmakumar - Consultant Paediatrician ( special interest in renal medicine)

Dr Pervaiz Mir - Consultant Paediatrician and Clinical Lead ( special interest in HDU care)

Dr Yemi Oluwole - Consultant Paediatrician

Dr Abdul Rehman - Consultant SUDC Paediatrician

Dr Anindya Mukherjee - Consultant Paediatrician ( special interest in Diabetes

Dr Alison Giles – Consultant Paediatrician ( special interest in epilepsy)

Fairfield General Hospital Community Paediatric Team

Dr Bratati Bose Haider – Consultant Community Paediatrician and RCPCH Principal Regional Examiner for Northwest ( special interest in neurodisability and education~)

Dr Huda Ali – Consultant Community Paediatrician ( special interest in adoption and fostering)