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