The neuromuscular department at the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital is a centre of excellence and a tertiary referral centre holding regular outreach clinics. The department has close links with child psychiatry, psychology, neurosurgery, metabolic medicine, clinical genetics and paediatric intensive care. It holds Specialist clinics in neuromuscular disorders.
The new Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital opened on Thursday 11th June 2009. It has been designed so that all departments are close to the equipment and support that they need. This means patients and staff won’t have to travel far within the hospital. With 371 beds it is the largest single-site children’s hospital in the UK.
How to access the service
Patients can be referred by a GP, community pediatrician, or a consultant that they are receiving ongoing care with. Care advisors can be reached out of hours if desperately needed.
Consultant paediatric neurologists at the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital with an interest in neuromuscular disease.
Dr Imelda Hughes
Dr Gary McCullagh
Dr Emily Whitehouse
Dr Uma Varma
Neuromuscular Specialist Practitioners
Our specialist practitioners, provide practical and emotional support for families affected by muscular dystrophy and related neuromuscular conditions. They support children and young people up to the age of 18. Get in touch by telephone on 0161 701 0679.
Neuromuscular Specialist Physiotherapists
Neuromuscular Specialist Occupational Therapist