Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

The Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital provides a comprehensive specialist service for neuromuscular disorders for children and young people throughout the North West as well as nationally and internationally.

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.

main contact number:

0161 276 1234

Website:

Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Dr Imelda Hughes

Dr Imelda Hughes

Consultant Neurologist

Dr Imelda Hughes is a consultant paediatric neurologist at the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital with an interest in neuromuscular disease.

Wendy Foo

Wendy Foo

Regional Care Advisor

Wendy Foo is a regional care advisor, providing practical and emotional support for families affected by muscular dystrophy and related neuromuscular conditions. She is also a specialist nurse practitioner, supporting children and young people up to the age of 18. Get in touch with Wendy by email: Wendy.Foo@mft.nhs.uk

Janet Pitchford

Janet Pitchford

Regional Care Advisor

Janet Pitchford is a regional care advisor, providing practical and emotional support for families affected by muscular dystrophy and related neuromuscular conditions. She is also a specialist nurse practitioner, supporting children and young people up to the age of 18. Get in touch with Heather by email Janet.Pitchford@cmft.nhs.uk or T: 0161 701 0679.

Johnson

Johnson

Paediatric Specialist Nurse

Paediatric Specialist Nurse

Wendy Foo

Wendy Foo

Occupational Therapist

Contact details: telephone number 0161 701 0679, email address: wendy.foo@mft.nhs.uk

 Sinead Warner

Sinead Warner

Neuromuscular Specialist Physiotherapist

Neuromuscular Specialist Physiotherapist

Children

Clinics are held at Royal Manchester Children's Hospital
  • Neuromuscular clinic
  • Neuromuscular Orthopaedic clinic
  • Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Steroid clinic
  • Neuromuscular Respiratory clinic
  • Transition Clinic
  • Neurophysiology Clinic
  • Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy steroid clinic
  • CMT Clinic
  • SMA Clinic
  • Joint NM Orthopaedic foot clinic,
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