We provide an epilepsy service to Children and Young people aged 0 – 19 years in Sunderland and surrounding areas.  Referrals are via GP’s, Paediatric Emergency Care Department and Inpatient wards, children are initially seen by a Consultant Paediatrician with a specialist interest in epilepsy or a Consultant Paediatrician with expertise in epilepsy and neuro-disability as required.

Contact Us

Phone: 0191 5699805
Email: Lisa.Emmerson@chsft.nhs.uk or lisa.emmerson1@nhs.net

Finding Us

Based in the Niall Quinn Children’s Centre, Sunderland Royal Hospital, Kayll Road, Sunderland, SR4 7TP.

Our Team

Children’s Epilepsy Specialist Nurse: Lisa Emmerson
Consultant Paediatrician: Dr Geoff Lawson
Neurodisability Consultant: Dr Karen Horridge
Neurodisability Consultant: Dr Carl Harvey
Neurodisability Consultant: Dr Madhuri Dasarathi
Divisional General Manager: Jackie Butterworth
Directorate Manager: Derek Curry 
Matron: Richard Allsop