The neuromuscular department at the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital is a centre of excellence and a tertiary referral centre holding regular outreach clinics. The department has close links with child psychiatry, psychology, neurosurgery, metabolic medicine, clinical genetics and paediatric intensive care. It holds Specialist clinics in neuromuscular disorders.
The new Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital opened on Thursday 11th June 2009. It has been designed so that all departments are close to the equipment and support that they need. This means patients and staff won’t have to travel far within the hospital. With 371 beds it is the largest single-site children’s hospital in the UK.
How to access the service
Patients can be referred by a GP, community pediatrician, or a consultant that they are receiving ongoing care with. Care advisors can be reached out of hours if desperately needed.
Dr Imelda Hughes
Dr Imelda Hughes is a consultant paediatric neurologist at the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital with an interest in neuromuscular disease.
Regional Care Advisor
Wendy Foo is a regional care advisor, providing practical and emotional support for families affected by muscular dystrophy and related neuromuscular conditions. She is also a specialist nurse practitioner, supporting children and young people up to the age of 18. Get in touch with Wendy by email: Wendy.Foo@mft.nhs.uk
Regional Care Advisor
Janet Pitchford is a regional care advisor, providing practical and emotional support for families affected by muscular dystrophy and related neuromuscular conditions. She is also a specialist nurse practitioner, supporting children and young people up to the age of 18. Get in touch by email Janet.Pitchford@cmft.nhs.uk or T: 0161 701 0679.
Neuromuscular Specialist Physiotherapist
Clinics are held at Royal Manchester Children's Hospital
- Neuromuscular clinic
- Neuromuscular Orthopaedic clinic
- Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Steroid clinic
- Neuromuscular Respiratory clinic
- Transition Clinic
- Neurophysiology Clinic
- Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy steroid clinic
- CMT Clinic
- SMA Clinic
- Joint NM Orthopaedic foot clinic