"On behalf of the Children’s directorate, I would like to welcome you to the Paediatric Training programme at Medway Maritime Hospital NHS trust. We provide paediatric services to the local population covering Medway and Swale and to wider area of southeast England."
Dr Palaniappan Sashikumar, RCPCH Tutor, HEKSS Training Program Director
The Paediatric Training programme at Medway caters to the needs to Foundation trainees, General Practice and Specialist Paediatric trainees along with SPIN training in Diabetes and Neonatology.
The Post Graduate Medical education (PGME) comprises of a dedicated team under the leadership of Dr J Cansick (DME) and provides excellent support to the trainees. The trainees are well supported with Study leave and funding in line with the deanery guidance.
I hope that you are able to enjoy the time with us and make use of the varied training opportunities that exist within our directorate and that your time with us helps you achieve your career aspirations.
We have a busy Children’s ward, well supported by a day assessment unit and paediatric High Dependency Unit (HDU). The department works very closely with Paediatric A/E to provide 24 hours emergency care for the children. We have a team of dedicated consultants providing specialist services in Allergy, Cystic Fibrosis, Endocrinology, Diabetes, Neurology and Paediatric surgery. The Trust also has a close tie up Tertiary centres including Kings college Hospital, Evelina Children’s hospital and Great Ormond Street hospital providing specialist consultant clinics at Medway.
Our Paediatric trainees have a good exposure to the Community paediatrics as part of the rotation and get a chance to work with the Multi-disciplinary team with in our community Paediatric team under the Supervision of Dr Abiona. The Trainees get an opportunity to learn about ADHD, Autism, Developmental assessment and child safeguarding during the placement.
Paediatric simulation training is a regular feature of the teaching program and the trust hosts KSS deanery Simulation Team days twice a year. There are also ample opportunities for trainees to develop the leadership qualities through the Medilead programme and over the years this has been very popular among the trainees.
Dr F Athamlebbe
Dr B Jani
Dr S Patil
Dr S Singham
Dr N Ben Ramadan
Dr M Munteanu
Dr I Ramadan
Dr J Cansick
Dr R Patey
Dr A Ranasinghe
Dr A Abiona
The Oliver fisher Neonatal unit is the regional Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) with 36 neonatal cots, providing Tertiary neonatal Care to West Kent and wider South East England. The unit provides care to more than 1300 babies per year with various needs including Prematurity, Sepsis, HIE and Jaundice. The Foetal Medicine unit screens for high risk pregnancy and performs interventional procedures, enabling the families to get specialist care locally. The Kent Neonatal Transport service based on the unit provides 24/7 neonatal transport cover as part of the KSS transport network. As a research active unit, the OFNU team provides excellent opportunity for research experience for the trainees.
The Neonatal Post is part of the KSS Grid rotation and provides Neonatal Transport and Research Experience. Our teaching programme includes regular departmental academic meetings, journal club, radiology meetings and simulation sessions. All our clinical and educational supervisors are heavily involved in Medical education and deanery training