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Children’s Infectious Diseases

Introduction

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.

Referral Process

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.

Clinics

Clinic name: MEF, TB1, MET, ME3 and ME4

Clinic type: Paeds

Clinic days/times:
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.

Clinicians - Consultants/Specialist Nurses

Children's Infectious Diseases

Mrs Maureen McGovern Consultant
Dr Michael Eisenhut Consultant Paediatrician

Useful Contacts

Clinical Director Dr Ronald Misquith
[email protected]
Service Manager Harriet Snowdon
01582 497224
[email protected]
Outpatients booking department: 01582 561385
Switchboard 01582 491166
General Manager Tanith Ellis
[email protected]
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