Children’s outpatients

What we do

At Chelsea and Westminster children are seen in our outpatients department for their appointments either following a referral by their GP, having attended A&E or having been an inpatient on a ward. They may also be referred from other hospitals for specialist opinion.

We have many different specialties which include cancer, neurology, ENT, ophthalmology, orthopaedics, endocrinologycardiology and many more. We offer a blood test service within the department for children and young people of all ages attending the clinic. We also offer this service to children who have been referred by their GPs – this is by appointment only. To make an appointment please call the number below.

We also have a sensory room – a specialised fun space with a range of relaxing and child-centred activities that helps babies, children and teenagers (including those with special needs) to cope with their hospital experience. This room is also used for individual play sessions for children who have high anxiety around procedures and treatments, and require a calm environment, and for mothers to breastfeed their babies.

There is a booking system in place to use the sensory room, and bookings are made on an assessment of priority for each individual patient. Wherever possible we will try to accommodate for each patient’s needs.

We also have a team of play specialists in the department to support children. They use specialised play preparation and distraction techniques, together with normalising sensory sessions to help children understand and feel comfortable about the procedures that happen in healthcare settings and hospitals.

Our team

Our specialties are provided by a team of doctors, specialist nurses, dieticians, orthoptists, optometrist, orthopaedic and physiotherapy practitioners – all of whom specialise in children’s care. Within our team we also have reception staff and play specialists working together to ensure effective running of the clinics providing support for parents, children and young people.

Location

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital

Children’s Outpatients: 1st Floor, Lift Bank D

Contact

T: 020 3315 2566 (play specialists)
T: 020 3315 2019 (blood tests)

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