Epilepsy Team

The Paediatric Epilepsy Team works with children and young people who have epilepsy, and their families to make sure that they can stay safe and healthy. They visit children and young people at home and also keep in touch over the phone.

The team teaches school staff, health care professionals and families how to look after and support children and young people with epilepsy. This is to help you feel safe and happy that you have the best care possible, and to enable you to reach your full potential!

The team also makes sure that parents and carers know how to give you rescue medicine when you have seizures.

 

 

Where are we?

Women and Children's Unit,

Blackpool Victoria Hospital,

Whinney Heys Road,

Blackpool,

Lancashire,

FY3 8NR.

 

Getting Help

You may meet this team if you

are diagnosed with Epilepsy

and live in the Blackpool,

Fylde or Wyre.

Availability

Monday to Friday

 

Contact Us

01253 955545

gillian.culshaw@bfwhospitals.nhs.uk

Extra Help

 

We have play specialists who can help keep you calm and happy if you are
worried about any treatments. The clinic is accessible with an accessible
toilet, sensory room and a portable hoist if needed. We have a quiet space
available if you need privacy or time out.

If you need help with British Sign Language or translation the team can arrange help through a translator or note taker.

The links and information below provide further information and support on epilepsy:

Epilepsy Action – www.epilepsy.org.uk
     0808 800 5050 (Freephone)

Young Epilepsy – www.youngepilepsy.org.uk
     01342 831342 (Mon – Fri 9am – 1pm)