Children's Diabetes Team - West Lancashire
The team manages all types of diabetes in children and young people. It offers regular, structured education on all aspects of diabetes care for children and young people, both on an individual basis and in a group setting.
Feedback and input from the children and young people is welcomed and encouraged, so that the service is positive for those using it.
The diabetes team has a Facebook page, Southport and Ormskirk Children and Young People Diabetes Team, where children, young people and families can communicate with the diabetes team about any aspect of their care.
Home and school visits are available to educate children, young people , families and carers – including school staff – about diabetes. An insulin pump service, both initiating the pump with ongoing care, support and monitoring, is available to all. Continuous glucose monitor system expertise is available for diagnostic and therapeutic needs for patients, on a case by case basis.
Working closely with adult diabetologists offers a smooth transition from children’s to adult services via transition clinics.
Address and contact information
- Children's Diabetes Team, Ormskirk & District General Hospital, Wigan Road, Ormskirk, Lancashire L39 2AZ
- Contact Name
- Paediatric Diabetes Specialist Nurse
For new patients, referrals should be made to the on-call paediatric registrar as soon as diagnosis is suspected. Patients should be sent straight to Ormskirk hospital where they will be seen in A&E. There is no need for fasting blood tests. Referrals are accepted up to the young person’s 18th birthday.
- Local Offer Age Bands
0-4 years old
5-11 years old
11-16 years old
16-19 years old