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.
To families of all our patients, we wanted to give a reminder that sadly, at both Bedford and the Luton & Dunstable Hospital, we are still unable to allow any visitors on site, unless there are exceptional circumstances, for example in maternity or children’s departments, or for those patients who are receiving palliative treatment at the end of their lives, on a case-by-case basis.
At Bedford we will call one designated member of family every day between 1.30pm and 4.30pm with a daily phone update. Those who miss a call back during this time and are concerned can contact the helpline on 01234 730500.
For the Luton & Dunstable, we are offering a dedicated Next of Kin helpline for family members who want to check up on their loved ones – please nominate one family member to call 01582 718884 between 8am and 6pm.