Paediatric Outpatients Clinics
Appointments for CF clinic are dependent upon infection status. Patients are divided by Pseudomonas (growers) and non Pseudomonas (non growers)
It is important that appointment times are kept to as much as possible as these are allocated to ensure that patients do not come into contact with each other.During the clinic you may be seen by various members of the CF team individually. Therefore clinic can take between 1 – 2 hours.
To prepare children and families for the transition to adult care the adult team will attend some of the paediatric CF appointments of those over 13 years old.
Joint CF and diabetic clinics take place every 4 months. Your child will be seen by the CF team plus a paediatric diabetologist and paediatric diabetes nurse.
Annual Review Clinic. These clinics happen once a year, usually around the childs birthday. Before the clinic a range of investigations are carried out. e.g. bloods & xray.The focus of the clinic is to review the past year in terms of treatment and health and aslo plan ahead for the year to come. The children are usually seen by the CF team members as a whole, to help the discussion process.
Appointments for Paediatric clinics
After diagnosis, appointments are 1-2 weekly. Then every 4 weeks when your child’s condition is stable. At the age of 12 months your appointments will be 2 monthly unless there are any medical concerns.
If you are unable to make an appointment please contact Angela Black or Erin Hodgetts or on 01782 675105.
Please be reminded that the mobile phones carried by CF nurses are not emergency lines for phone calls or text messages. The mobile phones are checked at regular intervals on weekdays between 8:30 and 16:30. You may not get a same-day response. Please contact the CF Office with any queries that you feel need a more urgent response during weekday office hours. Please contact your ward with any concerns out of hours and on bank holidays. Many thanks, the CF nurse team.
In addition to routine clinic appointments, patients may need to be seen outside of hospital. These visits are an important part of the CF service. Parents and carers can arrange visits with individual team members. Visits can be arranged at
– Nursery and School