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Children’s health and paediatrics

Coronavirus – a book for children. Shared here by kind permission of Elizabeth Jenner, Kate Wilson and Nia Roberts, and illustrator Axel Scheffler.

The Trust provides a wide range of services and facilities for children and young people, and information and support for their parents.

Services are provided from Ormskirk hospital with a wide range of community settings, including children’s own homes.

The children’s wards and departments have play areas and play specialists who help the children through their visit or stay. They use play to support children emotionally through some of the necessary treatments they may undergo.

Service leads

The department is lead by the following consultants:

  • Dr May Ng
  • Dr Shyam Mariguddi
  • Dr Sudhakar Kandasamy
  • Dr Vidyanand Savalagi
  • Dr Sharryn Gardner
  • Dr Anand Methuku
  • Dr Udi Mahamithawa
  • Dr Andreea Bontea


GPs can make e-referrals. Emergency cases are seen via our children’s A&E department at Ormskirk hospital.