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Paediatric Therapy (Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy) - Great Yarmouth (James Paget University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust)
Contact: Joanne Scott, Matron - Children's Outpatient Services
Address: Newberry Child Development Centre
Lowestoft Road

Great Yarmouth
NR31 6SQ
Telephone: 01493 442 322
PALS: 01493 453 240

The service is offered to children 0-18 years of age (or 19 yrs if in special education), who have physical problems affecting their motor development or physical well being. Assessment and treatment is from registered therapists specialising in paediatric physiotherapy and occupational therapy.

The Physiotherapy team consist of fully qualified chartered state registered physiotherapists who have specialist knowledge of children's conditions, normal growth and physical development. highly trained Therapy technicians who provide treatment and equipment reviews.

Referrals are accepted for children aged 0-18yrs (or 12 if solely a musculoskeletal problem; or 19yrs if in special education), with identified or suspected motor, neurological or developmental problems, to enable them to achieve optimal health and wellbeing, and to access and participate in the world around them. Treatment may come in the form of handling and positioning advice, development of a home exercise / management programme, therapy sessions or provision of specialist equipment.

The Paediatric Occupational Therapy service consists of fully qualified state registered occupational therapists who have specialist knowledge of children's conditions and development. The service provides assessment advice, therapeutic interventions and equipment for children who have a complex, severe or long term physical and/or developmental condition which significantly interferes with their ability to achieve their potential to access education, play and personal care activities within daily life. Highly trained therapy technicians support within the occupational therapy service.

The Occupational Therapist will assess the baby, child or young person in order to discover and understand the difficulties they face. They will support the individual, their family and other relevant people such as teachers, in enabling the individual to carry out daily activities. This may include suggesting alternative ways of doing things, providing advice on learning new approaches and techniques, or making changes to the environment, for example, through the use of equipment or adaptations.

Highly trained therapy technicians provide treatment and equipment reviews supporting both qualified physiotherapists and occupational therapists.

Children are seen at the Newberry Child Development Centre in Gorleston, school, nursery and clinics. In some circumstances children are also seen at home or at mainstream school depending on their need. A service is provided for the neonatal ward, post-natal wards and children's ward at the James Paget University Hospital.

Interpretation and translation services can be arranged by staff, for users of this service.

Home visits can be provided by this service in specific circumstances.

Patient information is available.

Age Range: 18 and under
Target Groups: Children, Young Adult / Teenager
Related Services: Community Paediatrics - Children's Neuro Developmental Service (James Paget University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust)
Referral Procedure: Referrals are accepted from medical practitioners and Health Care professionals
How Service is Delivered: Children are usually seen within clinic settings, however they may also be seen at schools or at home as need indicates. After assessment and in discussion with the family, intervention may be one to one individual sessions, in a group or advice with an exercise programme to follow at home or school.
Opening Times: Monday to Friday, 8.30 a.m 12.00 p.m noon and 13.00 p.m - 4.30 p.m. at Newberry Child Development Centre.

Answerphone at other times.
Parking and Transport: Onsite free parking at Newberry is limited. There are disabled spaces available.
Access and Facilities: For Newberry CDC:
Main entrance well signposted and wheelchair accessible.
Wheelchair accessible toilet.
Special Educational Needs Accessible: The service provision is for children and young people with physical difficulties, ie an assessed clinical need that can be addressed by physiotherapy intervention which affects their motor development or physical wellbeing.

It includes children aged 0-18 years with a continued service to 19 years for young people in Special Schools.
Special Educational Needs Contact: Joanne Scott:
Children’s Physiotherapy
Newberry Child Development Centre
Lowestoft Road
Great Yarmouth
NR31 6SQ
Tel: 01493 442 322
Special Educational Needs Transition: Young people who are likely to need on-going therapy input when they leave school will be transitioned into the appropriate adult Physiotherapy or Occupational Therapy services.
Compliments / Complaints: The Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS) can listen to your issues, concerns, compliments or suggestions, resolve problems where possible, and feed back to services to aid service development.
To provide feedback about a James Paget University Hospitals service, please contact the PALS team on 01493 453 240, or use their compliments or complaints contact emails. You can also submit a comment or query using their online form.
Locations Served: Great Yarmouth, Waveney
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Last updated: 06/02/2023    Last full review: 06/02/2023

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