TWO new paediatric consultants have been appointed at Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust in a boost for children’s medical care in north Sefton and West Lancashire.
Dr Charles Kattakayam is a specialist in community paediatrics, and Dr Alice Setti a specialist in children’s kidney disease.
Both are based at Ormskirk and District General Hospital but Dr Kattakayam, who has specialised in children’s medicine for 15 years, also frequently works from clinics in the local community.
“I look after children with complex medical needs, developmental delay, cerebral palsy, and attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder,” he said.
“I am also part of a multidisciplinary team looking after and diagnosing children with autistic spectrum disorders, working with educational specialists, therapists and social services.”
Dr Setti has worked across Merseyside and Greater Manchester since graduating from the Royal College of Paediatrics in June 2001.
She was a resident consultant for two years at the University Hospitals of South Manchester’s Wythenshawe Hospital before moving to Ormskirk.
She said: “As a newly appointed clinical tutor for the Paediatric Department, I also organise various teaching sessions and have guest speakers from specialist paediatric and neonatal care. I welcome all GPs to join us at our update sessions.”
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