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Children’s Outpatient Services

The Children’s Outpatients Service is delivered from a child friendly and welcoming department based at Macclesfield District General Hospital.

Children are seen by consultant paediatricians who work as part of a team of professionals including experienced children’s nurses, play specialists, allied practitioners, support workers and clerical staff. Apart from general paediatric clinics, there are various other speciality clinics with visiting consultants from tertiary centres, phlebotomy (blood testing) clinics and specialist immunisation services.

All of our specialties services are based at Macclesfield Hospital on the Children’s Ward.

  • Paediatric Respiratory Service
  • Paediatric Diabetes Service
  • Paediatric Epilepsy Service
  • Paediatric Research


The outpatient department can be contact on: 01625 661021 if you are running late for your appointment. If you wish to cancel your appointment or rearrange, please contact the booking centre on: 01625 663333. 


We welcome your feedback on your visit to outpatients. Please post your comments in the box located in the department.

“It would be great to have more child-friendly food options to improve the hospital experience for children.” The trust worked with the kitchen to provide finger food options as well as hospital meals to make mealtimes more appealing to children during their stay in hospital.
“A larger changing bed would be helpful for older children with disabilities.” The trust has now raised enough money to purchase a larger changing bed in order to meet patient needs.
“Long waiting times at outpatients can be tricky with young children.” The trust has now implemented a self check-in kiosk in order to speed up wait times and improve patient flow.
“More activities for older children in the waiting area, in addition to the range of activities already available for young children, would be great.”

The trust worked with a local high school to develop activities for older children, including comfort packs to support those suffering with mental health issues.

The comfort packs include hot chocolate sachets, a fidget spinner, mindfulness information, and a notebook to write down thoughts.

Paediatric Respiratory Service

We are based on the Children's Ward at Macclesfield District General Hospital and we support children and their families with asthma, allergies, cystic fibrosis and associated conditions including eczema.

The service is part of the Allergy Team within the Northwest Allergy and Immunology Network.

Our services include:

  • Nurse led clinics
  • Home visits
  • Training and advice

How do I refer/access the service?

We accept referrals from GPs, consultants, hospital referrals, health visitors and school nurses.

Contact us

Paediatric Respiratory /Allergy Specialist Health Visitor : 01625 661855

Paediatric Diabetes Service

We provide diabetes advice, support and education to all families/carers in the east Cheshire area.

We provide an individualised flexible and friendly approach to meet the individual needs of the child with diabetes and their family. The team believe the key to achieving good outcomes is to support, engage and empower the individual child or young person and their family within a proactive, organised system that results in positive interactions and outcomes.

Our services include:

  • Nurse led clinic appointments, telephone contact, email and texting contact, home visits where necessary and school visits for education, support and problem solving.
  • Insulin pump therapy and continuous blood glucose monitoring is offered in line with current national guidance.
  • There is an active local Diabetes UK paediatric support group K.I.D.S. that is fully supported by the children’s diabetes team.

How do I refer/access the service?

Newly diagnosed children

GPs refer newly diagnosed children directly to the Children’s Ward; the child is seen the same day.

Contact us:

Monday – Friday, 9am-5pm

Specialist diabetes nurses: 01625 661083

Out of hours

Children’s Ward: 01625 661080

Paediatric Epilepsy Service

We support children and their families following a diagnosis of epilepsy. We also offer support within educational establishments to ensure that all needs are met within day to day life.

We look after children from 0-16 years old, but sometimes care for young people up to 19 years old if they are still under the care of a paediatrician.

We care for children and young people with a diagnosis of epilepsy but also support families who use medication to manage febrile seizures.

Our services include:

  • Child and family support following diagnosis and until patients move to adult services.
  • Advice about epilepsy and how this impacts on lifestyle issues, eg, education, jobs, driving etc.
  • Family training in the use of medication and emergency management of seizures
  • Educational support for staff - training around epilepsy and relevant medications. Compilation of individualised health care plans.

How do I refer/access the service?

Referrals are accepted from - GP’s, school nurses, health visitors, other specialist nurses and self referrals. Once referred to the paediatric epilepsy service, you will come into contact with Dr Marinaki and Jo Leighton.

Contact us:

Tuesday – Thursday, 9am-5pm

Specialist Epilepsy nurse: 01625 661022

Out of hours

Children’s Ward: 01625 661080

Paediatric Research

We aim to bring national and regional research studies to Paediatric patients in Macclesfield

How do I refer/access the service?

If you are eligible for a research study your doctor will refer you to the research speciality nurse who will discuss the research study with you and your child, taking time to answer any questions you may have and will give you written information about the study. You can then decide if you would like to join.

Contact us

Research Nurse: 01625 661870