The University Hospital of Lille (Lille CHU) is providing care for more than 4.2 million inhabitants. Located on one unique campus, it is one of the largest university hospitals in France (over 3000 beds) with one of the biggest maternity wards of France (over 5500 births/year) and pediatric hospitals (over 210 pediatric beds). Lille CHU offers full coverage of general and specialized cares in particular:
- A Department of clinical genetics offering genetic consultations and coordinated medical, paramedical psychological and social care for children, adults, and pregnant women with developmental anomalies (with or without ID) and their families. This Department is included in a large Bio-Pathology pole with genetic, fetal pathology and other laboratories.
- A pediatric hospital comprising several departments as those for child neurology (offering multidisciplinary diagnostic and care for ID and ASD children), child endocrinology, child metabolic disorders, pediatric cardiology, child nephrology, pediatric surgery …
- A department of child psychiatry offering multidisciplinary diagnosis and care for ASD children.
- Prenatal diagnosis facilities and one of the two regional centers for prenatal diagnosis
- Full technical support, including classic medical laboratories, medical imaging, biological investigations, electrophysiology, genetic investigation (arrays, NGS), fetal pathology.
- Strong association with research institutes and several research units
Moreover, owing to the importance of the geographical area and the population covered, the Lille Centre’s team offers decentralized consultations in several hospitals in North of France (Arras, Calais, Dunkerque, Lens and Valenciennes)
Furthermore, it has developed a particular expertise on limb malformation at the clinical and molecular levels, providing diagnosis advices for these malformations to French and Foreign colleagues (over 400/year).
Finally, the Lille Centre has a strong association with teaching (Lille University including Faculty of Medicine, Dental Surgery, Midwives, Physiotherapists …) and research. The centre coordinates a research team on developmental diseases focusing on Limb defects and ID and collaborates with several INSERM or CNRS units.