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21st Jul 2021
Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust along with Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital (NORCHI service) is one of the two quaternary centres nationally designated for managing the rare condition, congenital hyperinsulinism (CHI).
Recently, the service has received ‘centre of excellence’ recognition by CHI international who has awarded this recognition to six centres across the globe (2 in US, 2 in Germany and 2 in UK). This honour recognises centres that provide the highest level of multi-disciplinary care to congenital hyperinsulinism (HI) patients and their families, and an on-going commitment to research and collaboration.
Patients with CHI generally present with severe hypoglycaemia in the neonatal period and sometimes require intense medical and surgical interventions. Alder Hey has been playing a key role in managing these patients for more than 10 years by working closely with national and international partners as well as the family support/charity groups. Alder Hey CHI MDT team (comprising of endocrinologists, specialist nurses, specialist dietician, clinical psychologist, speech and language therapist and data co-ordinator) has been involved in various collaborative research projects and international clinical trials in addition to providing an award winning high quality clinical care.
Dr Senthil Senniappan, clinical specialty director for Endocrinology and co-lead for CHI service at Alder Hey said: “We are very proud to have received this international recognition and the credit goes to all members of CHI MDT team (pictured below) and the wider endocrine team for the hard work and dedication in providing a high quality clinical care and the commitment for ongoing research”.
Dr Mo Didi, who has been leading this service from its time of inception said “We are delighted to have received this international recognition and we could not have achieved it, but for the commitment and dedication of each and every member of our multidisciplary team to the clinical care and the research effort and the excellent work by our partner team in Manchester. A huge thanks goes to each and every one of them and our patients, without whom none of it would have been possible.”
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