Parents and carers may be concerned by the news reports about Group A streptococcus (GAS). Find out more about what to look out for.

A number of transport strikes are due to take place this December. If you or your child has an appointment at one of our hospitals or community centres, please plan ahead and do all you can to attend. If you need to cancel your appointment, please contact your clinical team.

Nurses' strike action will take place on 15 and 20 December. Our emergency and time critical services will be open. We'll let you know if your appointment is affected.

Respiratory team

This section provides information about some of the staff you may meet:

  • Dr Simona Turcu – consultant in respiratory medicine and head of service
  • Dr Jane Heraghty – consultant in respiratory medicine
  • Dr Zehan Rahim – consultant in respiratory medicine
  • Dr Meredith Robertson – consultant in respiratory medicine
  • Dr Anna-Louise Nichols – consultant in respiratory medicine

  • Vanessa Everett – matron
  • Tamsyn Hernandez – clinical nurse specialist, long-term ventilation
  • Victoria Powell – clinical nurse specialist, long-term ventilation
  • Lucinda Short – clinical nurse specialist, long-term ventilation
  • Claire Atkins – deputy clinical nurse specialist, long-term ventilation
  • Ashira Simmons – clinical nurse specialist, asthma
  • Fiona Henley – clinical nurse specialist, asthma

  • Dr Amelia Carton – clinical psychologist
  • Helen Cranney - physiotherapist
  • Catherine Barraclough – physiotherapist
  • Sukeshi Makhecha - pharmacist
  • Ross Hanwell – lung function technician
  • Franklin Sopuluchukwu – lung function technician

  • Matt Eardley – service manager
  • Belinda Buckthorpe – assistant service manager

General contacts

Tel: 02071887188 (ext 58203)