This involves assessing acutely unwell children referred by their GP or PED (the Paediatric Emergency department), making a diagnosis and initiating treatment.

Where necessary we will manage their hospital admission. We work closely with our colleagues in the community nursing team to ensure children are managed at home wherever possible.

We also provide inpatient input for children under the surgical teams or with complex care needs.

We see children in outpatients referred by their GP with common medical conditions.

We have special interest clinics in diabetes, epilepsy, renal problems and rheumatology.

Our consultants contribute to other teams within RMCH including the Safeguarding team, Chronic Fatigue Service and Trauma team. They also make significant contributions to undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and training.

Services for local GPs and midwives

Rapid access clinic

We aim to see urgent outpatient referrals within 2 weeks. Local GPs can fax our general paediatric PAs on 701 0864

Prolonged jaundice

Babies with prolonged jaundice can be referred to clinic on fax 701 0864.

GP advice line

GPs can email: for non-urgent advice. Please provide basic patient details, clinical question and your contact details. We will ring GPs back 12.30-13.00 Monday-Friday – on the same day for emails received before this time and the next day for emails after this time.

Where will my child receive treatment?

In addition to RMCH some of our consultants do outpatient clinics at Trafford General Hospital.

Contact Details


PA to Dr Bone, Dr Doughty, Dr Kannan
Karen Stewart tel 0161 276 6252

PAs to Dr Kothandaraman, Dr Boon and Dr Bajaj
Lisa Netherwood and Gemma Johnson tel 0161 276 5797

PA to Dr Sukthankar, Dr Coney and Dr Balmer
Debbie Leeson tel 0161 276 6732

PA to Dr Dixon, Dr Steggall and Dr Mattison
Clare Buckley tel 0161 276 6117
Fax number 0161 701 0864

Trafford General Hospital

Silke Trier PA for general paediatric outpatients (Dr Doughty, Dr Bone, Dr Sukthankar, Dr Mattison and Dr Steggall)

Tel 0161 746 2381
Fax 0161 746 2241