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Children’s services

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Hello, my name is Katie Lister; I’m head of the communications team here at Airedale.

We’ve been working hard on our new website and are still working with some of our services to make sure the most up to date information is available to you, so please bear with us while we finish this section.

You will find some basic information below, including key information and contact details for the service you’re looking for....but in the coming weeks this will be updated to provide you a much larger information resource.

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Children’s services

Children’s Services form part of the Women, Children and Specialist Services Group within the Trust.

Within Airedale NHS Foundation Trust, Children’s Services includes: Acute and Community Paediatrics, Neonatal Unit, Children’s Unit (Ward 17), Children’s Outpatients, Children’s Diabetes, Clinics from visiting tertiary specialist, Children’s Outreach Service and the Child Development Centre.

Care for children and young people is provided in the acute setting, the child’s home or school environment and also in primary care settings. Children’s Services is also responsible for Children’s Safeguarding.

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The paediatrics team also provides a number of specialist clinics:

Specialist allergy clinic, predominantly dealing with food allergies as well as other allergic conditions. Dr Davey.

Paediatric audiology is run by the audiology team

Treating heart murmurs, cyanosis, heart failure and cardiac conditions in children. Dr Babirecki.

Community paediatrics
We look after children with developmental problems, including problems with learning, communication and movement. Dr Bowring, Dr Krishnan, Dr Geeta Suryanarayan and Dr Gill Robinson. Please click here for further information on our community paediatricians.

A full paediatric diabetes service is available. Dr Lennon and Dr Hayes.

Treating hormone deficiencies and growth problems.

Ear, nose and throat
Our paediatric ear, nose and throat clinic is run at Airedale Hospital by visiting consultants from Bradford Royal Infirmary.

Treating problems relating to the blood, including anaemia and clotting.

Metabolic disorders
Specialist clinic dealing with metabolic conditions. Dr Beadle.

Nephrology and Urology
Treating UTI, enuresis, renal disease and urological abnormalities.

We treat fits, faints, funny turns, epilepsy and headaches. Dr Bala

Ophthal (Ortoptics, Strabimus / Oscular Motility)
Mr Bradbury, visiting consultant.

Plastic surgery
Mr Timmons, visiting consultant.

Treating chest problems, including asthma.

Treating joint problems.


Children’s ward – ward 17: Zone C C20

Contact details

Ward 17 reception: 01535 292170

What to expect on your visit

Our specialist services

Acute and community paediatric services
Children’s Unit (Ward 17)
Child Development service
Childrens’ outpatients
Childrens’ diabetes service
Childrens’ outreach service
Neonatal unit
Children's Services

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