Children’s Growth and Nutrition Service
The Growth and Nutrition Service (GNS) provides clinics and home visiting for assessment, investigation and management of babies and children who have problems with growth or complex feeding or eating difficulties.
The Growth and Nutrition Service is also active in both research and training.
Growth and Nutrition Service - Relocation
From the 6th August 2012 we will no longer be offering growth and nutrition appointments at:
- Ashley Wing, St James Hospital, or
- Leeds General Infirmary following changes to the service.
From the 6th August 2012 your appointment will be moving to the Child Development Centre, St James Hospital
Why are we moving the clinic?
The move is a temporary one. We are moving because the team is small and the best way we make sure you get the best care is by having them all in one place.
We recognise that in the short term moving the clinic to one location may for some people mean they have a longer distance to travel or more buses to take. We hope you will understand our reason for doing this.
What about my next appointment?
If your next appointment is after the 6th August it will be in the St James Child Development Centre. This will be on your appointment letter. When you arrive for your appointment please go to the Child Development Centre reception desk.
The team of staff that you have previously been seeing will stay the same. This is because the team are moving too.
If you need information about bus routes please contact Metro, telephone: 0113 245 7676 or www.wymetro.com. St James Child Development Centre is on bus routes and has bus stops nearby.
Who can I talk to if I have a query about the changes?
To help us explore how we can improve in the long-term services for children who access the growth and nutrition service we would like to invite you to an open forum to discuss this and the move of the growth and nutrition service. The open event will be held at St James Child Development Centre on the 4th September 2012 from 1.30pm – 3.00pm. Please let us know if you would be able to join us.
If you wish to talk to someone about this change please contact Luke Minshall our Business Support Manager on 0113 3055070 or alternatively 07958004374.
Please note these details have recently changed due to the relocation.
Following referral by health visitors, school nurses, GPs, paediatricians or allied health professionals, children are seen by the Growth and Nutrition Service community team – based at St James Child Development Centre.
The multi-disciplinary team has a consultant paediatrician, an associate specialist, a community dietician, a specialist health visitor and access to a clinical psychologist. The team is also supported by other clinic staff (eg clinic nurse, play specialist, receptionist and secretarial staff).
Child Development Centre, St James Hospital
Contact us and Directions
St James's Child Development Centre, St James's University Hospital
By Car: The St James CDC is in the pink building to your right as you enter the hospital site from Beckett Street.
St James University Hospital
(off Beckett Street)
There are charges for parking. Parking is available at the Beckett Street Car Parking (Leeds City Council) or the Thackrey Museum (Thackrey Museum).
By Bus: To get to us by bus use the West Yorkshire Metro journey planner.
Please note the above leaflets will be changed in due course to reflect the relocation.