Clinics are run alongside with a dedicated specialist nurse Maureen McGovern. The services are specially catered towards children with HIV infections and for infants at risk of HIV infection. There is also a clinic for children with Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection.
In addition, there are also clinics for patients with metabolic diseases, supported by Dietitian Naomi Riley, and clinics for children with general paediatric problems. Michael Eisenhut is the designated clinical lead for children with eating disorders.
Referrals are only accepted via a letter.
Preferred GP referral process, e.g. E-RS, letter directly addressed to:
Out Patients Booking Dept Luton & Dunstable Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Lewsey Road, Luton LU4 0DZ.
Clinic name: MEF, TB1, MET, ME3 and ME4
Clinic type: Paeds
Mondays – TB1
Tuesdays and Wednesdays – ME3 and ME4
Thursdays – MEF
Fridays – MET clinics
Links to tertiary centres: For care of children with HIV we have have a link to the Paediatric Infectious diseases team at St. Mary’s Hospital in London. For the care of metabolic patients, we have links to the metabolic services at Great Ormond Street Hospital and Evelina Children’s Hospital in London.
Although on the 19 July 2021 regulations around the use of facemasks / coverings and social distancing will change across the country, at Bedfordshire Hospitals all COVID infection prevention control measures currently in place will remain the same.
The Trust has decided it is currently not safe to lift all restrictions at our hospitals.
Everyone attending our sites will still be required to wear a facemask (unless medically exempt), adhere to social distancing and attend your appointments alone especially in our Emergency Departments and Outpatients (exclusions apply to our paediatric patients and those requiring carer support)
Visiting is now permitted on most of our adult inpatient wards in a controlled manner. Appointments need to be pre-booked with ward staff.
Full details about attending our hospitals and visiting is available here.