The dermatology department at the L&D is staffed by two consultants, a specialist Registrar, two nurse specialists as well as two further part-time dermatology nurses. The department provides a comprehensive service which sees patients with common skin diseases such as acne, eczema and psoriasis but in addition provides a number of specialist clinics and a ‘see and treat’, one stop service.
Inpatient Dermatology services are provided for all age groups.
Referrals are accepted via E-RS.
Other specialist services:
In addition to the above services, skin cancer forms an important part of the department work and we have close links to the visiting Plastic Surgery team and the Hospital’s Maxillofacial surgery teams. Dr. De Silva has a specialist interest in Paediatric Dermatology and has close links with GOSH.
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.