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Dr Melanie McMahon

Dr Melanie McMahon
Consultant Paediatrician Neurodisability
Dr Melanie McMahon

Qualifications: MBChB, Bsc Medical Science, MRCPCH (CCT Paediatric Neurodisability)


Speciality Areas:

  • Paediatric Neurodisability
  • Autistic Spectrum Disorders (ASD)
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Learning Disability
  • Child Protection
Contact Details:

Telephone: 01942 482468

Clinic Access Times:

Monday AM: Hope Special School
Tuesday AM: Platt Bridge
Friday AM: RAEI

Melanie is happy to provide GPs with advice outside clinic times (with the exception of Thursdays)


Dr McMahon is a Manchester Medical School graduate and spent 10 years doing Paediatric training in the North West. She had the opportunity to become the first trainee in the North West to be able to sub-specialise in Paediatric Neurodisability and spent three years working in this field in Bolton and Manchester.

Through this Dr McMahon has gained experience and expertise in all aspects Neurodisability and specifically in child mental health including the diagnosis and management of children with ASD and other neurodevelopmental problems such as ADHD and dyspraxia.

Dr McMahon joined the Wigan Paediatric Team as a Consultant in September 2010 and works four days a week (not available on Thursdays). She is the lead for the Early Years Child Development Team at Platt Bridge. She is based at Platt Bridge on Tuesdays and Wednesdays where they work in a multiagency fashion to support children and families with complex needs and developmental disorders.

Dr McMahon is also the lead clinician for children with complex special needs at Hope School and does a weekly clinic there. 

She covers child protection consultations on a Monday afternoon at Wigan where we offer medical advice to agencies such as social care, GPs and the police. She does a general development clinic for school age children at Wigan Hospital on Friday morning predominantly dealing with ASD, ADHD and other learning and behavioural difficulties.