The WWL Way
Telephone: 01942 244 000

Dr Martin Farrier

Dr Martin Farrier
Consultant Paediatrician
Mr Martin Farrier

Qualifications: MBBS, MRCPCH, MRCGP, DCH

Speciality Areas:

  • Cardiology
  • Assessment of potential and existing congenital heart disease
  • Faints / syncope
  • Neonatology
  • Care and assessment of term and preterm infants
  • Ongoing care of infants
Contact Details:

Telephone: 01942 822549

Clinic Access Times:

Mondays 0900 - 1300 Leigh Infirmary, Leigh
Tuesdays 1330 - 1700 Royal Albert Edward Infirmary, Wigan
Thursdays1330 - 1700 Royal Albert Edward Infirmary, Wigan

Martin is available for advice to GPs 9.00 – 5.00 Monday to Friday


Martin is on the Specialist Register as a Consultant Paediatrician. After leaving Medical School in London he initially trained as a General Practitioner, and then later as a Paediatrician. The majority of his post graduate training has been in the North West. He has been a Consultant Paediatrician at WWL since 2001, and is fervently committed to providing high quality family centred care for children. Whilst Martin is a General Paediatrician, he has particular interests in Neonatology and Cardiology. He is experienced in caring for pre-term infants and leading neonatal services. He provides the cardiac assessment for children at WWL, which include Echocardiogram.

Currently Martin is Corporate Clinical Director for Quality and Safety, and has predominantly worked on reducing mortality. He is enthusiastic in working to find ways to improve the care offered, and reducing the number of deaths that occur throughout the hospitals. The programme has reduced hospital deaths. Education has long been one of Martin’s passions. He is an Honorary Senior Lecturer at the University of Central Lancashire. He has previously been involved in leading regional SpR training for Paediatrics, and regularly lectures on Paediatric topics. He is also involved in Nursing and Midwifery education programmes.