Caring for your Child

Caring for your Child

Your Child's Hospital Journey

Children and Young People with Diabetes (Scarborough)

The Children’s Diabetes Multidisciplinary Team (MDT) based at Scarborough hospital is a multi-professional team serving the population of Scarborough and the surrounding area.  The service supports a childhood population base of over 39,000 people across Scarborough, Whitby and Ryedale, with an age range of 0 to 19 years.

Inpatients are looked after on Duke of Kent (Children’s) Ward.  The service provides support for all children and young people diagnosed with diabetes, from birth until 19 years of age.  Care and education is tailored to the requirements of the individual and their family.

Young adults between the ages of 16 and 19 will be seen in the Transitional clinic that is run twice a month by both the adult and Paediatric team

The service is part of the Yorkshire and Humber Children and Young People with Diabetes Network.

Services are provided at:

  • Scarborough General Hospital
  • Bridlington District Hospital
  • Whitby Community Hospital
  • Malton Community Hospital 

Where to find us?

Clinics are run from the Children’s Clinic, Basement Corridor, North Entrance, Scarborough Hospital

Endeavour Suite, Whitby Hospital

Bridlington Hospital, Outpatients Department

Malton Hospital, Outpatients Reception B

Key Staff

The service is run by Dr Venkatesh (Lead Clinician), Dr Hopkirk (Deputy Clinician), Suzanne Wright and Nicci Doubtfire (Paediatric Diabetes Specialist Nurses); Julie Sharp and Jo Pelly (Dietitians); Jo-Lene Mason and Nev Watson (Paediatric Clinical Pyschologists).


New patients are referred by either the GP or through the A&E department.  All new patients are admitted for a period of few days even if well so that they can be seen all the team members including the clinical Psychologist to provide appropriate education and management.


Name Role  
Suzanne Wright  Paediatric Diabetes Specialist Nurse
 Nicci Doubtfire  Paediatric Diabetes Specialist Nurse
 Sharon Salvage  Administrator/ Appointments

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