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City Community Services

Paediatrics Service

 

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 conditions.
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 (childhood autism).
Advice is given for childhood immunisations and child health surveillance.
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 School Nurse.
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, Wednesfield.
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 Public Holidays.

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.

Latest news

Paediatrician Staff Showcase Good Practice at SIDS International Conference
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 Infancy.

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.