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Children’s Diabetes Service

The specialised paediatric team provides support and education for children with diabetes and their families. Children’s diabetes specialist nurses work in partnership with other members of the multidisciplinary team to provide support, education and advice for children/young people and their families in the management of diabetes. They aim to provide the optimum quality of care to these children/young people and their families to empower them to manage their own diabetes according to their age and development, thus allowing them opportunity to reach their full potential in life.

Altnagelvin Hospital: Dr. Bernie Trainor, Consultant; Jo McMichael, Specialist Nurse; Linda Irwin, Specialist Dietitian, Daphne Kirk, Specialist Nurse.

Omagh Hospital: Dr. Nick Lipscomb, Consultant; Joanne McFarland, Specialist Nurse

South West Acute Hospital: Dr. Nick Lipscomb, Consultant; Joanne McFarland and Damien McHugh, Specialist Nurses; Kyrene Jennings, Specialist Dietitian

Children’s diabetes specialist nurses provide support through:
  • Education to children/young people and their families at diagnosis and ongoing according to age and development
  • Education for school teachers/classroom assistants
  • Education for carers/childminders
  • Education for medical and nursing staff on the care of children/young people with diabetes
  • Age appropriate group educational activities
  • Telephone advice and support
  • Nursing input to paediatric diabetes clinics
  • Paediatric diabetes specialist nurse led clinics
  • Nursing input to transition clinics for 16-18yrs moving to adult service
  • Home visits
  • Insulin pump service
  • Parents support groups

Locations where this service is delivered


Paediatric Unit

Altnagelvin Hospital
Glenshane Road
BT47 6SB

Ext 214786

Call us02871345171

Children's Centre

Children’s Centre
Omagh Hospital
7 Donaghanie Road
BT79 0JJ

Call us02882833100

Children's Centre

South West Acute Hospital
124 Irvinestown Road
Enniskillen, BT74 6DN

Ext: 255020

Call us02866382462