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Epilepsy Services


We have Adult and Paediatric (childrens) Epilepsy Services based at the James Paget. 

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Opening Times: Childrens service hours vary between 7.30am and 5.30pm Monday to Friday
Telephone: Paediatric; 01493 453383 (Direct line and answer phone, please leave a message)

Paediatric Epilepsy Service

The Paediatric Epilepsy Service works in partnership with children and young people, and their families, to provide support that enables them to live a full and enjoyable life. 

The service aims to be family centric by encouraging full participation in the nursing process, actively involving young people and their families in the delivery of care and providing support in managing their medication to gain the best level of seizure control possible. 

We aim to provide the best research-based evidenced care, respecting the dignity, ethnicity and culture of all concerned.

The aim is to work with multi-disciplinary colleagues, other paediatric health care services, statutory agencies and the voluntary sector to provide support for young people in contact with the service and, when the time comes, achieve a smooth transition into adult services. 

The service is made up of a Paediatric Epilepsy Nurse Specialist - Helen Paynter - and a Paediatric Consultant with expertise in epilepsies - Dr Stephen Nirmal.


Who can access the service?

The service is for children and young people from birth to age 19 who live in the Great Yarmouth and Waveney area and are suspected to have epilepsy or who have a definitive diagnosis of epilepsy.

Most often referrals to the service will be made by GPs but these can also come from other health care or education professionals or parents. 


Useful links

You may find the links below helpful.

Epilepsy Action Logo

Epilepsy Action has more advice, information and support.


Young Epilepsy Logo

Young Epilepsy - charity for children providing support and advice