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Cleft Lip and Palate Service

This regional service provides and co-ordinates care for all people born with a cleft lip and/or palate in Greater Manchester, Lancashire, south Cumbria and north east Cheshire. Outpatient services are provided at Manchester Dental Hospital and inpatient care takes place at a number of hospitals but primarily at Booth Hall Children's Hospital.

Surgeons operatingThe service is provided by a multi-disciplinary team of plastic surgeons, oral and maxillofacial surgeons, health visitors, orthodontists, speech and language therapists, audiologists, children's dentists, restorative dentists, psychologist, geneticist and medical and dental nurses. A dedicated administrative team supports the service.

Newborn babies with clefts are referred directly by maternity units. The service then co-ordinates care for the child as it grows and people remain with the cleft service until they reach young adulthood.

The service also sees children without a cleft but who have other problems with their palate. We also see adults with clefts who are having continuing problems or who wish to improve their appearance.

If you wish to refer a child with palate problems or an adult with a cleft please send the referral letter directly to:

The Co-ordinator
Greater Manchester Cleft Lip and Palate Service
University Dental Hospital of Manchester
Higher Cambridge Street
Manchester, M15 6FH.

If you would like to know more about the cleft lip and palate service please contact , Cleft Co-ordinator, on 0161 275 6716.

Whenever possible please use the referral form available by clicking here.

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