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Paediatric Services, Noble's Hospital

Children's Community Services

Where to find us

The children community nurses are based on the ground floor in the Women and Children's Outpatient area, Suite E, East Wing, Noble's Hospital and it is signposted along the corridor from the main reception area.

Contact us

Children Community Team Leader: +44 1624 650318

Lead Nurse Paediatric Services: +44 1624 650310

Children's Ward (Ward 3)

Where to find us:

Children's Ward is situated on the ground floor in Suite E, East Wing, Noble's Hospital and it is signposted along the corridor from the main reception area. Children's Ward has an intercom system in order to gain access.

There is all day visiting to parents. Children's Ward does respect the hospital policy for protected meal times therefore it is requested that patients have time to eat their meals undisturbed.

Contact us

Children's Ward (Ward 3): +44 1624 650023

Lead Nurse Paediatric Services: +44 1624 650310

This video will show you the environment and facilities we offer, where your child can relax, play and interact with other children. 

Paediatric Diabetes

We aim to deliver a quality specialist diabetes service working in partnership with children/young people and their families following national frameworks and guidelines.

We offer support and education sessions to all children and their families at home and at Nobles Hospital , providing individualised care packages in line with best practice guidelines.

Ongoing education and support is delivered to the child/young person and their Family on an  individual basis or where appropriate in small groups to help the child/young person achieve and maintain good diabetes management. Sessions will include carb counting, exercise, illness, travel and insulin pump updates.

We also provide education and support to hospital and community health professionals and school and nursery staff caring for the child/young people with diabetes .

We have offered an insulin pump service since 2008 with 83% (April 2020) currently using insulin pumps. Insulin pump therapy is offered if suitable for the child and family. 

Diabetes clinics are held most Wednesday afternoons in the Women and Children's Outpatient  Department  with all children being seen by the diabetes team  4 times per year. Preparation for Transition to adult care will commence after the age of 14 years with joint clinics being held in the Diabetes Centre with members of both the Children’s and Adult Diabetes Teams.

The Children's Diabetes Team

Dr Sadha Punniyakodi - Consultant Paediatrician

Dr Vineet Varshney - Speciality Doctor

Grant McCallum - Paediatric Diabetes Specialist Nurse

Catherine Wallinger - Paediatric Diabetes Specialist Nurse

Sarah Surgeon - Paediatric Dietitian

You may also meet the Children's Play specialist - Sarah Everett in our diabetes clinics.

24 hour Diabetes advice and support is available from our specialist nurses (Monday-Friday 0900-1700) and from the Children’s Ward medical team who can provide emergency advice after hours and at weekends.

Contact details

Paediatric Diabetes office: +44 1624 650311

Grant McCallum - Paediatric Diabetes Specialist Nurse: +44 7624 567543

Catherine Wallinger - Paediatric Diabetes Specialist Nurse: +44 7624 390758

Children’s Ward: +44 1624 650023

Email: childrensdiabetesteam@gov.im

Contents of the Children's Diabetes Advice Booklet:

  1. Hypoglycaemia (Hypo)
  2. Adjusting insulin to maintain good control
  3. Avoiding Hypos during exercise
  4. Management of Diabetes during illness
  5. Insulin Pumps – checking basal rates
  6. Insulin pumps – what to do in the event of a pump failure

If your child/young person is showing symptoms of diabetic ketoacidosis please seek urgent medical advice via 999 or attend the emergency department at noble's hospital.

Paediatric outpatients department

Where to find us

Paediatric outpatient clinics are held in the ground floor in Suite E, East Wing, Noble's Hospital and it is signposted along the corridor from the main reception area. During day time hours an administration clerk is situated at the desk to offer assistance. 

Contact us

Children's Ward (Ward 3): +44 1624 650023

Lead Nurse Paediatric Services: +44 1624 650310

 

Paediatric Referrals

There are 3 categories of referrals that children will be grouped into based on their assessment of needs:-

  1. Urgent – Child needs to be seen the same week, either in clinic or the Children’s Ward.
  2. Routine – Child needs to be seen at the next available outpatients appointment (generally less than 6 weeks).
  3. Other / Specified – Child needs to be seen after a specific timeframe (eg after an MRI scan when the results are available)
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