This is a specialist service for non-acute general medical and
developmental problems in childhood. This includes a diagnostic
service for children with developmental delay or learning
difficulties, care for children with chronic or complex disabling
conditions and palliative care for children with long term
There are special clinics for enuresis (bedwetting), paediatric
audiology (hearing) and growth.
There are joint clinics with Child and Adolescent Mental Health
Services (CAMHS) for children with Attention Deficit and
Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Autistic Spectrum Disorders
Advice is given for childhood immunisations and child health
Medical advice is given for children with special educational
needs, looked after children and for child protection.
How to access the service
Access to this service is via referral from a GP, Health Visitor or
Children may also be seen at request of social services.
Locations where the service is provided
The service is based at the Gem Centre, Neachells Lane,
Clinics are held at the Gem Centre, and in community clinics,
children’s centres and special schools and nurseries.
Children can also be seen in the Children’s Out-patient department
and on the children’s wards at New Cross Hospital.
When is the service available?
The service is available Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm excluding
Out of Hours/Emergency Procedures
There is an out of hour’s service for child protection and children
in receipt of the service – details are given to the carers /
parents of the child when they are referred.
Paediatrician Staff Showcase Good Practice at SIDS
Dr. Angela Moore, Consultant Paediatrician at the Trust, and Dr
Shyam Mariguddi, Specialist Registrar in Paediatrics attended the
International SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome) conference in
Portsmouth in June to showcase two abstracts which were
accepted as poster presentations.
One of these was a case presentation which highlights good
practice and our interagency protocol for the management of Sudden
Unexpected Death in Infancy (with West Midlands Police, Social
Services and Health in Wolverhampton). The other poster
suggested a way in which cigarette smoking and infant feeding can
be implicated in the causation of Sudden Unexpected Death in
SIDS International Conference took place on 23rd to 26th June
2008 in the Historic Waterfront City of Portsmouth, UK.
The conference focussed on unexpected deaths of the foetus and
infants in the first two years of life. It explored how
professionals can work together on traditional areas of study and
new understanding to illuminate and eliminate avoidable deaths,
bringing together researchers, families, health
professionals, counsellors, educators, emergency responders and
SIDS organisations from around the world.