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Patients & Visitors

Children's Therapies


What our service provides

The Children's Therapies team provides a service for all children and young people meeting the referral criteria, who are registered with a BANES GP, are an inpatient at the RUH, or are on the NICU follow up pathway.

Therapists also assess and treat babies and children who have been admitted to the children's ward and neonatal unit at the RUH, as well as being involved in many of the multidisciplinary hospital based clinics.

We accept referrals from any health professional, schools or early years setting with a written referral via post or email.

Children's Therapies Referral Criteria

Where do we see children?

We see children at the Children's Centre based at the RUH, which includes the Children's Ward. Babies are also seen on the post-natal ward and NICU. We also assess, review and provide specific intervention for children and young people in a variety of community based settings.

Our purpose built facilities includes child-friendly reception, child-friendly treatment spaces, specialist rooms and equipment eg. sensory room, soft play room, plaster room. We have changing and accessible toilet facilities available, it is completely wheelchair accessible and hoists are available if required.

The team also assess, review and provide specific intervention for children and young people in early year's settings, mainstream and special schools.

Our integrated children's therapies team will work together with you to reduce the number of appointments whenever possible if your child is being seen by more than one of our team.

Our Team

In December 2017, the Children's Therapies Team was awarded Team of the Month, for organising a successful brand new sports taster day for young people with physical disabilities. Staff volunteered their own time on a Sunday to run the day.

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