Tuberculosis (TB) Service

Wythenshawe Tuberculosis (TB) Service provides tuberculosis prevention, control and treatment in patients’ home and community settings.

The Tuberculosis Team based at Wythenshawe Hospital provide expert advice and support in the management and control of TB. This includes:

  • Supporting patients and their families undergoing TB treatment as their key worker
  • Contact tracing (screening) of family and friends and other contacts who are identified as being at risk following exposure to TB
  • Supporting other health care professionals to achieve a prompt diagnosis and avoid delay in any required treatment
  • Supporting the education of health care staff and the general public about Tuberculosis
  • Identifying and assisting in TB outbreaks, working closely with the Health Protection Agency
  • Offering advice on any aspect associated with TB and its treatment
  • Promoting quality, evidence-based care which is seen as best practice and developing the TB nursing service to meet the patients’ local needs
  • Prescribing TB medication for patients and supporting the patient to achieve the completion of TB treatment

The Tuberculosis Service also provides expert advice and support in the management of Non-tuberculous mycobacteria (NTM).

Team

Medical Team

  • Dr M Barrera (Lead Consultant)
  • Dr G Calisti ( Consultant)
  • Dr G Grana (Consultant)
  • Dr R Bazaz (Consultant)
  • Dr Chris Komisdis (Consultant)

Clinical Nurse Specialists

  • Rochelle Baron (lead)
  • Adam Bartle
  • Lincy Cyriac
  • Carol Toner (Senior Health Care Support Worker)

Specialist Clinical Pharmacist

  • Fiona Lynch

Referrals

Referrals are received subject to eligibility criteria from a wide range of organisations and agencies including:

  • GPs or other healthcare professionals (such as MFT Hospital staff,  practice nurses and community services)
  • Immigration detention or removal centres
  • Health Protection Agency
  • Schools and colleges, and other local authority services
  • Care homes and residential homes
  • Voluntary organisations

Contact

Telephone: 0161 291 4035

Location

The TB Clinic at Wythenshawe Hospital is held at the North West Lung Centre, and is located in the Yellow Zone near Entrance 3, off Southmoor Road.

Parking

The closest parking is in the main visitor car park, located in front of the Acute Block.