Paediatric Surgery

The paediatric surgery workstream is managed by Debbie McGarrity (

Clinical Lead, Simon Kenny

Simon has been a Consultant Paediatric Surgeon and Urologist at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital in Liverpool since 2003. His clinical interests include neonatal surgery, laparoscopy, lower GI surgery and paediatric urology while his research interests include long-term outcomes in paediatric surgery and regenerative medicine.

Simon is Chair of the Clinical Outcomes Committee of the British Association of Paediatric Surgeons and has led on introduction of population-based outcome measures through national registries and analysis of Hospital Episode Statistics Data. From 2009 to 2016, Simon served as Clinical Director of the Surgery, Critical Care, Anaesthesia and Cardiac Clinical Business Unit, playing a significant role in redesigning services and moving in to the new award-winning Alder Hey in the Park in 2015.

He is an Honorary Senior Lecturer in Child Health at the University of Liverpool, and was awarded Honorary Fellowship of the American Academy of Paediatrics in 2004. Simon graduated with MB ChB(Hons)  from University of Birmingham and an MD from the University of Liverpool.

The Paediatrics review is due to begin in early summer.