Medical care for children in north Sefton and West Lancashire has been boosted with the appointment of two new paediatric consultants at Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust.

They are Dr Charles Kattakayam, a specialist in community paediatrics, and Dr Alice Setti, who has a specialist interest 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 children with 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 obtaining her Royal College of Paediatrics degree 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 would therefore welcome all GPs to join us at our update sessions.”

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