Service Description

The Department of Paediatric Allergy at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital provides a secondary allergy service for local children with common allergic symptoms, a rapid access service for patients referred from the Alder Hey A&E dept and a tertiary referral centre for evaluation of children with complicated allergic conditions such as multiple food allergies, chronic urticaria, bee and wasp allergy and drug allergy.

Services Available at this Centre

ROUTINE ALLERGY MANAGEMENT

  • skin prick testing
  • blood (IgE and component) testing
  • dietitian support
  • adrenaline auto-injector training
  • food challenges
  • allergy management planning for home and schools

SPECIALIST EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

  • insect venom allergy evaluation
  • antibiotic and other drug challenges
  • joint ENT, gastroenterology, clinics, close links with dermatology, haematology
  • day case and inpatient evaluation and management of complex allergies
  • oral, sublingual immunotherapy, subcutaneous immunotherapy

CUTTING EDGE RESEARCH AND TRIALS

  • translational research in conjunction with Liverpool MRC Centre for Drug Safety Science

Staff

Doctors

Dr James Mwenechanya, Allergy Lead
Dr Daniela Diacono
Dr Tina Dixon, Allergist
Dr Nasim Mahmood, General Paediatrician with an interest in Allergy
Dr David Lacy, General Paediatrician with an interest in Allergy

Nurses

Chris Doyle, Nurse Consultant
Natalie Peterson, Associate Allergy Nurse Specialist
Lynn Lamb, Associate Allergy Nurse Specialist
Debbie Littler, Allergy Staff Nurse

Paediatric Dietitian

Garry Durbin

Administrator

Mrs Renate Manning

Contact Details

  • 0151 293 3641
  • Allergy Team
    Second Floor
    Institute in the Park
    Alder Hey Children’s NHS FT
    Liverpool
    L12 2AP

    United Kingdom