Welcome to Ipswich Hospital
Our Passion, Your Care

Wednesday, 22 November 2017
Children's Outpatients
Main clinic telephone no: 01473 702181
Nearest car park: Car Park F. Click to view car parking information.
Nearest entrance: Entrance 2 (South Wards). Click to view entrance information.
Directions from entrance to clinic: From Entrance 2 (South Wards), turn left into the hospital corridor following the signs for Children's Outpatients Department (COPD). Take the second corridor on the right. You enter COPD by the door on the left at the bottom of the corridor. Click to view hospital map.
Overview: Our consultant paediatricians run their clinics from COPD. The paediatricians all look after children witha range of conditions, but may also have special interests.

Our consultant paediatricians
Dr K O'Neill Epilepsy
Dr C Yale Oncology and rheumatology
Dr M James Neonatology and emergency care
Dr J Buck Diabetes and endocrinology
Dr P Desai Cardiac care and allergies
Dr R Aniapravan Respiratory care and cystic fibrosis
Dr D Fernando Oncology
Dr A McDonald Endocrinology and metabolic disorders
Dr L Filby Emergency access and ambulatory care

Our associate specialists
Dr I Burgess Urinary problems and chronic fatigue syndrome
Dr D Herath Endocrinology

Registrars are involved in the Rapid Referral Clinic and the Special Care Baby Clinic. Other Ipswich Hospital consultants also work in COPD, including:
Miss C Mortimer Surgery
Mr J Parry Urology

Consultants from other hospitals also hold clinics in COPD, including:
Miss Manocha Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust Plastic Surgery
Mr Clibbon Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust Plastic Surgery
Mr Tsang Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust Plastic Surgery
Dr Bell Evelina Children's Hospital (Guy's and St Thomas's Hospital NHS Foundation Trust Cardiac
Mr Cuckow Great Ormond Street Children's Hospital NHS Foundation Trust Specialist Urology
Dr Chitre Addenbrooke's Hospital NHS Foundation Trust Epilepsy and Child Development
Professor Dunger Addenbrooke's Hospital NHS Foundation Trust Endocrine
Dr J Paterson Addenbrooke's Hospital NHS Foundation Trust Genetics
Dr Matthew Murray Addenbrooke's Hospital NHS Foundation Trust Oncology and Haematology
What to expect at your appointment: If possible, please avoid bringing in your child’s pushchair into the department as there is limited room. We understand that you may need to bring your child in their pushchair, if they have mobility problems, such as cerebral palsy or if you have travelled to the hospital by bus. Also, please avoid bringing other children or more than one other adult with you due to limited space.
 
If English is not your first language, and you think you may find it difficult understanding the doctor or it will be difficult for you to give the doctor information about your child’s problem, please try to bring someone with you to interpret. If this is not possible, please could you inform us before your child’s appointment so a telephone interpreter can be booked.

Please report to the reception desk in COPD. The receptionist will ask you if any of your child’s personal details have changed. Please tell them if there has been a change in your child’s address, contact telephone number, GP (family doctor) or the school they attend.
You will then be asked to sit in a waiting area. Your child will be called up to be weighed and their height measured. You will then be shown where to wait.
 
More than one clinic may be running at one time in COPD so you may see other children being invited in to be seen before your child. Children are seen in order of appointment time, please arrive in time for your appointment, you will not be seen earlier if you arrive sooner. If you are running late please call on 01473 702181 to check that it will still be possible for your child to be seen. We try to see every one as near as possible to their appointment time, sometimes it take longer than the appointment time to see a child or a doctor may be called away to an emergency which can cause delays.

When the doctor invites your child in to be seen, they will speak with you and your child to assess what the problem or concern has been. They may then need to examine your child.  This may include looking in their ears and throat, listening to their chest or taking their blood pressure. The doctor may also take blood tests or refer your child for other tests, which they will explain to you.

At the end of the appointment please go back to the reception desk so that your follow up appointment or discharge from the clinic can be arranged.
When and where to get results of any tests: You will normally get your child's results at their follow-up appointment. All results are sent to your child's consultant who may contact you sooner by letter or sometimes by phone with your child's results.

If you have not heard anything when your consultant has indicated that they will contact with your results you may leave a message with your consultant's secretary. If you ring the hospital switchboard on 01473 712233 they can put you through to your child's consultant's secretary, please ensure you have their name to hand.
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