We appreciate that patients and families continue to be anxious. We would advise that everyone regardless of their age follow the advice being provided and updated regularly on the NHS and Government websites.  The coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19) has affected a large number of people over the previous months.  There remains very little evidence relating to patients with congenital heart disease (CHD) and the risks of infection with this new virus.  So far, it appears that most children with CHD are unlikely to be at any greater risk of COVID-19 than those in the general population. Evidence from around the world suggests the disease is much milder in children and, in fact, some may show no significant symptoms at all. The risk of becoming very unwell due to COVID-19 is very low for children and younger adults.

The service provides a full range of paediatric cardiac services from the new-born to young adults (16 years), with both in and out-patient services.

Out-patient clinics are held daily within the department. Clinical examinations, ECG and echo are carried out in the clinic.

For more information please visit – https://www.northwestchdnetwork.nhs.uk/covid-19-advice/ 


Dr Ladusans
Paediatric Cardiology Consultant
Dr Soda
Paediatric Cardiology Consultant

Dr Ciotti
Paediatric Cardiology Consultant

Dr Bowes
Paediatric Cardiology Consultant
(Visiting consultant)

Medical Secretary/PA
0161 701 2179

Dr Atanasov
Paediatric Cardiology Consultant

Dr Mookerjee
Paediatric Cardiology Consultant

Medical Secretary/PA
0161 701 2436

Clinical Nurse Specialists

Clair Noctor
0161 701 0665

Rosie Fawcett
0161 701 0664

Caroline Hobbs
0161 701 0664


Mrs Debra Fitzhugh – PA to Dr Ladusans, Dr MookerJee and Dr Atanasov – 0161 701 2179
Mrs Nicole Longdin – PA – Dr Ciotti, Dr Bowes, Dr Soda, Dr Santos(locum) – 0161 701 2179

Operational Manager

Miss Linda McBride  – 0161 701 0742


By referral only from a GP or a Consultant within the North West.


Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital
Oxford Road
M13 9WL

Additional Support

Children’s Heart Association All parents are made welcome and the group provides informal support to many members, and arranges social events for parents and children.

Children’s Heart Association
Contact number: 01706- 221988

Coronavirus (COVID-19): UK Government Response

BCCA (British Congenital Cardiac Association)

The Children’s Heart Federation

The Somerville Foundation

MIND (Looking After Your Mental Health and Well-Being)

Self Isolation Guidance

Get an Isolation Note

The Faculty of Sexual & Reproductive Healthcare: Advice for women seeking contraception, abortion and other sexual and reproductive health care

The Teenage Youth Forum is funded by the Children’s Heart Association. Visit the Hearts4teens website for details Hearts4teens

We have a large variety of information leaflets on:

  • Cardiac conditions
  • Many syndromes
  • What have teeth got to do with the heart?
  • Health education
  • Support / charity groups.

Many of these can also be obtained from the above groups