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Child Health

Our specialist neonatal team provides care and support for premature babies in our newly developed Neonatal Unit.

The children’s ward at Royal Preston Hospital provides a range of care and treatment for young people.  The ward is designed to be welcoming and friendly and put children and young people at ease.  Play specialists are on hand to occupy young people during their stay in hospital, and education support is provided to enable children to keep up to date with their studies.

Little girl enjoying food at the hospitalChildren’s outpatient clinics are held at both Chorley and South Ribble Hospital and Royal Preston Hospital.

The children’s outreach team provides care and treatment for young people in their own homes.

 

Community Paediatric Service

The Community Paediatric team in Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust provides community and neurodevelopmental services for children and young people across Chorley, South Ribble and Greater Preston.  We offer specialist assessment, coordination with other services and long-term support to children and young people and their families with developmental conditions or complex health needs. 

We are an outpatient service. We work very closely with our therapy colleagues (physiotherapy, occupational therapy, speech & language therapy) and a specialist nurse. We have established links with health visitors, school nurses, education professionals, educational psychology, audiological physicians, Clinical Psychology, Child & Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) and Children’s Social Care.
 
We have a range of expertise areas including assessing and managing children & young people with:

  • Neurodisability (neurological problems associated with disability e.g. cerebral palsy)
  • Developmental delay or abnormal development in pre-school aged children
  • Suspected neurodevelopmental disorders, which include:
    • Autism Spectrum Disorder
    • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Developmental coordination disorder (dyspraxia)
  • Sensory impairment e.g. newly diagnosed visual impairment or significant hearing impairment
  • Neonatal presentations with high risk of developmental delay including those with congenital syndromes 
  • Special circumstances relating to Childhood Immunisation 
  • Involvement of the Adoption and Fostering teams – performing medical assessments and 
  • participation in Adoption Panel Meetings
  • Special Educational Needs or Disability (SEND) attending Special School
  • Special Educational Needs or Disability (SEND) requiring completion of Health advice 


Other involvement of the Community Paediatric team:
• Children 7 years and over with nocturnal enuresis – a dedicated enuresis clinic (nurse led) is available
Enuresis Continence Service Community Local offer
• Audiology: the community paediatric team contribute to the tier 2 audiology service
• Epilepsy:  the team offer input into the specialist epilepsy clinics at Royal Preston Hospital
• Tone management: the team offer input into the specialist tertiary tone management clinic led by a consultant paediatric neurologist and a consultant in paediatric neurodisability, supported by a specialist physiotherapist and specialist occupational therapist. 

Services for Children and Young People with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities

Here are the details for 'Lancashire’s Local Offer : Lancashire’s Health Services' for our hospital.

Enuresis Continence Service Community Local offer

Lancashire’s Local Offer

Lancashire’s Health Services

Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

General Paediatrics Local Offer

Services for Children and Young People with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities

Lancashire’s Local Offer

Lancashire’s Health Services

Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

 

Get in touch

Chorley and South Ribble Hospital

Preston Road

Chorley

PR7 1PP

01257 261222

Royal Preston Hospital

Sharoe Green Lane

Fulwood

Preston

PR2 9HT

01772 716565

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