The NCSEM East Midlands recently opened its doors to its first children’s clinics. Run by University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust (UHL), the clinics have seen 119 patients since starting on 14th June 2022.
A number of clinics have been set up in the NCSEM-EM (on the Loughborough University campus) including general paediatric services and paediatric surgery. Paediatric orthopaedics services, along with the newly created paediatric obesity service, are scheduled to start imminently.
The services meet the strategic goals of the NCSEM-EM, and are working collaboratively to support the children of our region by relocating several UHL children’s services into the NCSEM-EM.
Will Burdett-Derby, General Manager, Leicester Children’s Hospital commented:
“Leicester Children’s Hospital services have expanded rapidly across recent years as a result of the development of our regional and local services, and in response to the ever-developing needs for our patients. With the additional activity being undertaken, space is at a premium within our main hospital site, the Leicester Royal Infirmary.
“The aim of these services running from the NCSEM is to optimise health and wellbeing through lifestyle, physical activity and nutrition. Our joint services provide clinical education and management to children of our region. The NCSEM team have been excellent in supporting the set-up of these clinics and now play a vital role in supporting the Children’s Hospital Leicester in service delivery.
“The site has had many favourable comments from our patients and clinical team. The facilities at the NCSEM-EM are excellent, and the patient experience is second to none. I would like to extend my thanks to the team in Loughborough on behalf of my team, and our patients.”
Prof Mark Lewis, Director of the NCSEM-East Midlands noted: “We are delighted so see the first paediatric clinics in the NCSEM-EM. This is the culmination of a lot of hard work across a number of teams and it is great to see that come to fruition for the benefit of the patients. We look forward to welcoming more clinics in the future.”