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General Surgery

Service Description:

The Department of Paediatric Surgery at RMCH is one of the largest Paediatric surgical units in the UK. Not only do we provide specialist surgical care for children from the North West of England, we also have patients from other parts of the UK and abroad.

We treat children from birth to adolescence (age 16) who may require surgery as part of their care. Our consultants have expertise in the many areas of paediatric and neonatal surgery, including the reconstruction of a wide range of birth defects, childhood cancer, chest surgery, inflammatory bowel disease and intestinal failure. We also look after children with more straight-forward surgical problems such as inguinal hernias, undescended testicles, etc.

Out patient clinics and theatres are run every day of the working week. Our in-patients are cared for on Ward 77 and our day case patients on Ward 76. Outreach services (clinics and theatre lists) are provided at Trafford General Hospital, Stepping Hill Hospital and Royal Bolton Hospital.


Mr James Bruce

Mr John Bowen

Mr Ross Craigie

Mr Paul Farrelly

Ms Gill Humphrey

Mr Basem Khalil

Prof Antonino Morabito

Mr George Rakoczy

Mr Sotirios Siminas


By Referral


Royal Manchester Children's Hospital
Oxford Road
M13 9WL

Contact Numbers:

Mr Bruce, Mr Khalil, Prof Morabito, Mr Morecroft and Mr Siminas secretary: 0161 701 2194
Mr Bowen, Mr Craigie, Ms Humphrey and Mr Farrelly secretary: 0161 701 5194

Ward 77: 0161 701 7700

Additional Support:

We are supported by specialist paediatric nurses in the clinical areas and by pharmacists, dieticians, physiotherapists and other staff who are all dedicated to the care of children.

We support, and are supported by, teams of specialist Consultants in other disciplines where our children's care demands this - for example: intravenous nutrition and neonatal medical care.

We work with colleagues, as well as in local hospitals throughout the North West, to place the child and family in the most appropriate environment.

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