Dr Chinedu Nwokoro strives to reduce the impact of air pollution to create a healthy environment for our children

We are delighted to welcome Dr Chinedu Nwokoro, Consultant Respiratory Paediatrician back to One Hatfield Hospital. Dr Nwokoro specialises in all areas of paediatric care but has additional authority respiratory paediatrics.


‘Dr Chin’ (to his patients) has had a busy year. On Clean Air Day, the UK’s largest air pollution campaign,  he and his colleagues at The Royal London Hospital, part of Barts Health NHS Trust, were visited by The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, who was keen to hear how Barts Health is leading the way to protect children’s health from air pollution. 


Poor air quality stunts the growth of children’s lungs and worsens chronic illnesses such as asthma, lung and heart disease. The team at The Royal London Hospital spoke about the simple steps Londoners can take to directly improve the quality of the air we breathe, including walking or cycling, turning off car engines, avoiding non-essential polluting deliveries, using quieter streets and working with local councils on changes.  Health Professionals play a vital role in advising patients on the health impacts of air pollution and The Royal London Hospital is among a handful of UK hospitals at the forefront of addressing this critical gap in patient advice.


Dr Chinedu Nwokoro, Consultant Respiratory Paediatrician, said:

As a respiratory doctor with a research interest in lung disease and air pollution, I am acutely aware of the impact of air pollution on child health. Children exposed to high air pollution experience restricted lung growth, increased asthma and respiratory infections, and other health effects that can begin in the womb and last through to old age. I talk to my patients about the importance of acting on air pollution and about easy steps they can take to protect themselves, and I try to model these behaviours for my own children; all of us owe it to children to act now to rescue their futures. By working together we can reduce the health impact of air pollution and create a healthy environment for our communities, now and in the future.


Meanwhile Dr Chin was part of the team behind the Tower Hamlets Together – Born Well, Growing Well Asthma and Wheeze Project that won the Paediatric Care Initiative of the Year, HSJ Value Award earlier this year. The projects aims to reduce non-elective admissions of Children and Young People with Asthma and Wheeze to the Royal London Hospital. The project mapped the primary and secondary drivers for admissions and agreed clinical and non-clinical interventions.



Call 01707 443 333 to book a consultation with Dr Chinedu Nwkoro at One Hatfield Hospital. 


Dr Chinedu Nwokoro