What we do

The Children’s Service at Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (BTHFT) provides acute and community services to the child population of the city of Bradford.

Children’s Services comprises of three inpatient wards, a children’s assessment unit, a children’s outpatient department, child development service, community paediatric service, community nursing and continuing care team, palliative care service, continence service, the clinical nurse specialist teams and the medical secretary teams.

Children’s Services includes a state-of-the-art children’s unit on the BRI site. Any child who requires intensive care is transferred to a Paediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU), as we do not have a PICU within our children’s service.

The children’s unit is covered by a committed medical, nursing and support teams. The medical team consists of consultants, specialist registrars and junior doctors. The nursing teams consist of a senior sister or charge nurse, junior sisters, advanced clinical practitioners, clinical nurse specialists and staff nurses, the majority of which are all trained in the children’s nursing specialty.

The support team consists of play leaders, healthcare assistants and housekeepers. The medical and nursing teams work in collaboration with dietitians, physiotherapists, psychologists and occupational therapists. Children who are admitted to Ward 2 are usually cared for by a surgical team; this includes the general surgery team, plastic surgery team, ear nose and throat team, orthopaedic team, ophthalmology team, maxillo-facial team or the community dental team. The whole service is supported by the management team, along with the administrative team which includes medical secretaries and support staff.

The Children’s Services Directorate incorporates the Neonatal Service.

Specialist clinics

Specialist clinics are held for the following groups of patients by the Bradford paediatricians:
  • Epilepsy
  • Diabetes
  • Cystic fibrosis
  • Metabolic disease
  • Haematological disorders
  • Rheumatology
  • Asthma
  • Nephrology
  • Metabolic disease (this is a service provided by visiting consultants from Manchester)
We also hold clinics which are supported by visiting consultants from other hospitals in the following areas:
  • Cardiology
  • Endocrinology
  • Neurology
  • Nephrology
  • Urology
  • Genetics
  • Paediatric Surgery
  • Cleft Lip and Palate

Clinical nurse specialists

The department has an outreach/specialist nursing team. The specialist nursing teams provide supervisory care for children with a wide range of problems liaising closely with the medical staff.

Specialist nursing services

Specialist nursing services are provided in the following areas:

  • Diabetes
  • Cystic fibrosis and PCD (Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia)
  • Blood disorders
  • Epilepsy
  • Metabolic disease
  • Asthma
  • Continence
  • Palliative care
  • Enuresis
  • Child development
  • Surgical conditions
  • Rheumatology

Who we are

Child Development/Community Paediatricians – Consultants

Dr S Yeung Child Development Centre
Dr K Wildig Child Development Centre
Dr N Wood Child Development Centre
Dr H Webb Child Development Centre/Community
Dr N Symons Community Paediatrician
Dr V Phatak Community Paediatrician with an interest in Audiology
Dr A Jackson Community Paediatrician
Dr N Al Kabur Community Paediatrician
Dr J Imreh Associate Specialist, Community Paediatrics

General Paediatric Consultants

Dr R Bardgett
Dr S Frazer
Dr D Ginbey
Dr S Gorman
Dr M Mathai
Dr R Skelton
Dr K Haslam
Dr S Pollard
Dr E Moya
Dr A Shenoy
Dr H Jepps
Dr J Sims
Dr M Huddart

Contact details

To contact us for appointment queries please call 01274 274274.

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