Timely emergency management is crucial in the treatment of many metabolic disorders.Advice can be obtained at any time from the consultant on call via the secretaries in working hours on 0161 701 2137 and out of hours via the hospital switchboard on 0161 276 1234.
Many patients will already carry emergency instructions with them. Guidelines for the management of metabolic emergencies can also be found on the website of the British Inherited Metabolic Diseases Group (BIMDG).
The Willink Metabolic Unit is the main centre in the North West of England for the diagnosis and treatment of patients with all forms of paediatric inherited metabolic disorders and is internationally renowned. The service comprises of a specialist laboratory and clinical team, with this close integration facilitating a comprehensive specialist service.