Lister Hospital - Childrens Allergy Clinic - BSACI

Lister Hospital - Childrens Allergy Clinic

The Paediatric Allergy service at the Lister Hospital was established in 2008.

Dr. Lyn Ventilacion is the Clinical Service Lead. The Paediatric Allergy Service at the Lister Hospital is run and supported by two Consultant Paediatricians, an Associate Specialist in Paediatrics with special interest in paediatric allergy, a GP also with special interest in Paediatric allergy, a Paediatric Allergy Nurse and a Community Dietitian, all of whom are trained and experienced in the management of Paediatric Allergic disorders. The service runs weekly paediatric allergy clinics and dietetic clinics. It provides regular training for primary healthcare colleagues in East and North Hertfordshire and secondary care colleagues at Lister Hospital.

The Paediatric Allergy Service at the Lister offers skin prick testing, specific IgE testing, spirometry, oral food challenges, as well as patient and parental education on management of common allergic conditions, including appropriate administration of medications.

The Service is supported on-site by ENT, Ophthalmology, Respiratory, and Dermatology Teams, as well as a Consultant Paediatrician with special interest in Gastroenterology. It has a streamlined referral pathway with the Tertiary Paediatric Allergy Team at Addenbrooke’s Hospital and St. Mary’s Hospital and Tertiary Dermatology Team at Great Ormond Street Hospital.

Children Seen By

  • General Paediatrician


  • What Routes Of Immunotherapy Are Available: None


Age Group

  • Regular Challenge Sessions
    Children only
  • Eczema
    Children only
  • Food Allergy
    Children only
  • Rhinitis
    Children only
  • Urticaria / Angioedema
    Children only

Lead Consultants


  • Dr Lyn Ventilacion
    Paediatrics With Special interest in Paediatric Allergy



  • Dr Katherine Brunskill
    General Paediatrician



  • Dr Farrukh Sheikh
    Associate Specialist in Paediatrics
  • Dr Daniel Carlton-Conway
    GP with Allergy interest

Health Professionals


  • Kelly Tonge
    Paediatric Allergy Nurse
  • Anna Davies
    Paediatric Allergy Nurse
  • Elizabeth (Isla) Hopkins
    Paediatric Allergy Dietitian

Project Manager for National Allergy Strategy

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