Service Description

The Paediatric Allergy Service at East Lancashire Teaching Hospitals offers a comprehensive service for children with all kinds of allergies, including foods, dust, animal, pollen, drug and venom allergy. The clinic offers a one stop service from diagnosis, investigation, treatment, education and follow-up for children with allergies. We also care for children with related problems of urticaria, angioedema and anaphylaxis as well as those with atopic conditions such as eczema, asthma and rhinitis. We have three consultant paediatricians with an interest in allergy, a visiting paediatric allergist and immunologist, two specialist dietitians and an allergy nurse specialist.

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

  • antibiotic challenges
  • regular joint clinics with tertiary allergy specialists

Staff

Doctors

Dr Dennis Corbett
Dr Hussain Maqdoom
Dr John Molloy (Visiting Paediatric Allergist)
Dr Roopashree Prasad

Nurses

Sister Sarah Allatt
Marie Best

Dietitian

Helen Mackay
Julie Wood

Contact Details

    • Department of Paediatrics, Level 1 Tower view offices, Royal Blackburn Hospital, Haslingden Road, Blackburn, BB2 3HH