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Paediatric Epilepsy Service

We are a community based Paediatric Epilepsy Service that covers the East Cheshire area.

We support children and their families following a diagnosis of epilepsy. We also offer support within educational establishments to ensure that all needs are met within day to day life.

We look after children from 0-16 years old, but sometimes care for young people up to 19 years old if they are still under the care of a paediatrician.

We care for children and young people with a diagnosis of epilepsy but also support families who use medication to manage febrile seizures.


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Our departmental objectives

To support and offer advice to children/young people and their families who have a diagnosis of epilepsy.

Our services

  • Child and family support following diagnosis up until patients move to adult services.
  • Advice about epilepsy and how this impacts on lifestyle issues, eg, education, jobs, driving etc.
  • Family training in the use of medication and emergency management of seizures
  • Educational support for staff - training around epilepsy and relevant medications. Compilation of individualised health care plans.
  • Regular epilepsy clinics
  • Attendance at review meetings

How do I refer/access the service?

Referrals are accepted from - GP’s, school nurses, health visitors, other specialist nurses and self referrals. Once referred to the paediatric epilepsy service, you will come into contact with

Dr Wolffsohn -  Consultant Paediatrician

Jo Shuker – Paediatric Epilepsy Specialist Nurse

Catherine Maher – Epilepsy Nurse

Contact us:

Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm

Specialist epilepsy nurse: 01625 661022

Out of hours

Children’s Ward: 01625 661080



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