The Paediatric TB Service provides a monthly outpatient clinic to screen and manage children who have had contact with active TB, aiming to offer an initial assessment within 14 days of referral.
We monitor children treated for active TB infection and latent TB infection closely in clinic and undertake contact tracing. We also provide BCG assessments for children eligible to receive BCG vaccination, including missed neonatal BCG vaccine, in accordance with National Guidelines (NICE). We work closely with the Adult TB Nurse Specialist and Respiratory Team, the Tertiary Paediatric TB Service, Great North Children’s Hospital, and Public Health England to ensure a coordinated multidisciplinary Team approach.
Sunderland Royal Hospital switchboard 0191 5656256
Our Department of Paediatrics and the Niall Quinn Children’s Centre can be found at Sunderland Royal Hospital, Kayll Road, Sunderland SR4 7TP.
Divisional General Manager: Jackie Butterworth
Directorate Manager: Derek Curry
Matron: Richard Allsop
Consultant Paediatrician: Dr Rhona McCrone