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Gastroenterology

Service Description:

The Gastroenterology Service works as a multidisciplinary team caring for children/young people with intestinal failure or inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and their families. The Gastroenterology Specialist Nurses co-ordinate the discharge of patients, provide parental nutrition training for families and the majority of monitoring.

Nurses provide a telephone hotline service for calls about all aspects of the condition. Please ask the Specialist Nurses for details.

The Specialist Nurses provide help and support to all staff in relation to the management and care of families with IBD or intestinal failure and also have a role in staff training both on the wards and as part of Trust programmes. 

Medical Gastroenterology patients are cared for on Ward 75 and those requiring surgery are treated on Ward 77. This ward provides care for children and young people who need medical and surgical investigations and treatment for a number of underlying conditions including short gut, inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), intestinal failure, liver disease, and malignant tumour surgery.  

Training and discharge home onto Home Parental Nutrition will be undertaken where appropriate.  

There is a stoma team with seven members of staff who provide care, support and advice to patients not just on the wards, but throughout the hospital. 

There are en-suite facilities to all side rooms, and a parents' sitting room. There are also more single rooms which means greater ability to isolate patients as required. 

Consultants:

Dr Antony Akobeng
Dr Adrian Thomas
Dr Andrew Fagbemi
Dr Odeka

We work with any other Consultants involved with the care of children with intestinal failure or inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).

Admission:

By Referral

Location:

Royal Manchester Children's Hospital
Oxford Road
Manchester
M13 9WL

Contact Numbers:

Secretaries
Dr Thomas, Dr Akobeng, Dr Fagbemi and Dr Odeka's secretary: 0161 701 5566

Nurse Specialists
Gastroenterology Nurse Specialist - Julia Birchenough - 0161 701 7913
Nutritional Nurse Specialist - Jane Clayton - 0161 701 7914
Nutritional Nurse Specialist - Jane Roberts - 0161 701 7914

Ward 75 
0161 701 7500

Ward 77
0161 701 7700

Stoma Team
0161 701 7902
 

Additional Support:

For families with IBD, the Specialist Nurses provide a telephone hotline service for calls about all aspects of the condition. Please ask the Specialist Nurses for details.

The Specialist Nurses provide help and support to all staff in relation to the management and care of families with IBD or intestinal failure and also have a role in staff training both on the wards and as part of Trust programmes.


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