What does this service provide?

Who we are

Our multi-disciplinary team comprises of consultant paediatrician Dr Akshat Kapur, consultant paediatrician Dr Soluchi Amobi and a clinic nurse.

Multi-disciplinary team: A multidisciplinary team (MDT) is a group of health and care professionals from one or more organisations who come together to discuss how best to care for you.

What we do

Our two specialists provide coordinated care, advice, and a treatment plan for children and young adults under the age 20 experiencing respiratory problems that arise due to a physical disability.

Appointment information

Appointment types

Your appointment will take place in one of our outpatient clinic rooms at Chailey Clinical Services. When you arrive, our receptionist will check that we have your correct contact details and show you where to wait for your appointment. The clinic nurse will meet you and take you to the clinic room. Initial appointments are approximately 45 minutes long, and review appointments are usually 30 minutes.

During your appointment, you will have a physical examination and may need some breathing tests. If other investigations are needed, they can be arranged at either Chailey Clinical Services or at the Royal Alexandra Children’s Hospital.

You may need an x-ray, which can be arranged at Chailey Clinical Services. If you need to be admitted to hospital, that will be arranged at the Royal Alexandra Children’s Hospital.

After your appointment, follow-up arrangements will be made and a report documenting any discussions and decisions made will be sent to you within 3 weeks of your appointment. A copy of the report will also be sent to your referrer, GP, and any other relevant healthcare professional.

Please contact our clinic secretary if you have any queries after you’ve received your report, or if you have any acute or urgent problems between clinic visits.

Who you’ll see

During your assessment, you will see:

  • Dr Akshat Kapur, consultant paediatrician
  • Dr Soluchi Amobi, consultant paediatrician in neurodisability
  • a clinic nurse

How can I access this service?

We accept referrals from your paediatrician or GP. The referral letter should include details of any clinical concerns.

We accept referrals from any area but if your GP is located outside of Sussex we will require funding to be obtained before acceptance.

Our service is available to children and young adults under the age of 20. We will discuss and arrange appropriate transfers to adult services after that.

How can I contact this service?

Contact details
Telephone: 01825 722 112
Where to find us
Address: Chailey Clinical Services, Beggers Wood Road, Chailey, BN8 4JN

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Opening hours

The Combined Respiratory clinics are held once every school term. The appointments are 45 minutes long and are held at Chailey Clinical Services.

More detailed information about the date, time and location of your appointment can be found on your appointment letter.

Waiting times

You will receive a letter notifying you of the outcome of your referral.

For those accepted, we aim to see all new referrals within 18 week

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