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Bexley Local Offer

There is a wealth of practical help and equipment available to meet the developmental and daily living needs of your child or young person. To help you find the right solutions, this section brings together information about a variety of suppliers, NHS services and therapy providers all in one place.

Frequently Asked Questions

Simply click on the questions below to see the answers:

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    Children's Physiotherapy Team (EL-PHYS-1115-A001)

    A team of physiotherapists and therapy assistants who work with children aged 0-19 years at Queen Mary's Hospital, in patient's homes and in schools.

    Paediatric Physiotherapy Department,

    Frognal Avenue,

    Sidcup,

    Kent,

    DA14 6LT

    Telephone: 020 8302 2678

     

    For more information please click here

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    Occupational Therapy - Can my child have an appointment with the Bexley Children’s Occupational Therapy Service? (TE-OT-0315-N001)

    The service is for children from birth to 0-19 years

     

    - Registered with a Bexley GP

    - Attending mainstream Primary, Secondary or Special School in Bexley

    - Young people aged 16-19 years who have left school may be referred to adult services.

    - Your GP, Health Visitor or school SENCo. Health professionals, school or nursery staff, can refer with parent agreement.

     

    Parents/carers, Health and Education professionals are asked to complete a referral form and return it to the address below.  

     

    Queen Mary’s Hospital

    Frognal Avenue

    Sidcup

    Kent

    DA14 6LT

     

    Telephone: 020 8302 2678 ext 2883

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    Occupational Therapy - Where will my child be seen? (TE-OT-0315-N002)

    Children from birth to 4 years usually come to the Child Development Centre, Queen Mary’s Hospital. The therapist might also visit nursery, a Children’s Centre, or home if needed.

     

    Children from aged 5 to 19 years - some children will have an appointment at Queen Mary’s Hospital:

     

    Some school-age children are seen at school

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    Occupational Therapy - What difficulties do you help? (TE-OT-0315-N003)

    Children and young people showing difficulties which might affect writing, learning, behaviour or social inclusion, access, activities of daily living, seating

    Children and teenagers returning home after hospital treatment, Surgery, stroke, cancer, head injury.

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    Speech & Language Therapy - Can my child have an appointment with the Bexley Children’s Speech and Language Service? (TE-SL-0315-N001)

    The Service is for children from birth to 4 years: • Registered with a Bexley GP The Service is also for children and young people from 5 years to 19 years:

     

    - Attending mainstream Primary, Secondary or Special School in Bexley or Registered with a Bexley GP

    - Young people aged 16-19 years who have left school may be referred to adult services

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    Speech & Language Therapy - Do I have to go to my GP? (TE-SL-0315-N002)

    We have an open access policy where parents can refer their child. Please speak with your GP, Health Visitor or school SENCo for advice. 

     

    Queen Mary’s Hospital

    Frognal Avenue

    Sidcup

    Kent

    DA14 6LT

     

    Telephone: 01322 521330

     

    - Health professionals, school or nursery staff, can refer with parent agreement.

    - Parents/carers, Health and Education professionals are asked to complete a referral form and return it to the address above.

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    Speech & Language Therapy - Where will my child be seen? (TE-SL-0315-N003)

    Children from birth to 4 years: usually come to an NHS clinic or the Child Development Centre, Queen Mary’s Hospital. The therapist might also visit nursery, a Children’s Centre, or home if needed.

     

    Children from 5 – 19 years: most school-age children are seen at school. Some children will have an appointment at an NHS clinic or at Queen Mary’s Hospital.

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    Speech & Language Therapy - What difficulties do you help? (TE-SL-0315-N004)

    - Children and young people showing difficulties with speech sounds, understanding language; talking or social interaction.

    - Speech or language needs which might affect reading and writing, learning, behaviour or social inclusion.

    - Children with Voice Disorders, Stammering, Hearing Impairment, Autism Spectrum Disorder

    - Learning Disability Children and teenagers returning home after hospital treatment, such as for stroke, cancer, head injury.

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    Speech & Language Therapy - Where can I find more information ? (TE-SL-0315-N005)

    Bexley Speech and Language Therapy : www.oxleas.nhs.uk

     

    Bexley Joint Communication Team: http://www.bexleyservicesnetwork.co.uk

     

    Information and advice about speech and language needs: www.ican.org.uk www.afasic.org.uk www.communicationtrust.org.uk

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    Physiotherapy - Can my child have an appointment with the Bexley Children’s Physiotherapy Service? (EL-PHYS-0215-D002)

    Your child can receive support from the children’s physiotherapy service if they are aged between 0-18 years or attending a special school and who are:

     

    - Registered with a Bexley GP • Attending a Bexley school

    - Presenting with a condition affecting their movement, posture or development of physical skills Address:

     

    Queen Mary’s Hospital

    Frognal Avenue

    Sidcup

    Kent

    DA14 6LT

     

    Telephone: 020 8302 2678 ext 2883

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    Physiotherapy - Do I have to go to my GP? (EL-PHYS-0215-N002)

    - You can refer to the service through your child’s school, or through another professional working with your child. Schools can also refer your child to us with your permission.

    - Children and young people can be referred by Consultants, GPs and Other Health and social care and Education Professionals.

    - Health professionals, school or nursery staff, can refer with parent agreement.

    - Health and Education professionals are asked to complete a referral form 

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    Physiotherapy - Where will my child be seen? (EL-PHYS-0215-N003)

    Children from birth to 19 years: Children will be seen at Queen Mary’s Hospital and then may have some input in school if appropriate.

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    Physiotherapy - What difficulties do you help? (EL-PHYS-0215-N004)

    - Paediatric Physiotherapists work with children to help them to achieve their optimal physical development. Working with a number of different conditions or difficulties including

    - Walking problems • Co-ordination difficulties

    - Developmental delay

    - Musculoskeletal problems, joint and muscular back pain, hip, knee and ankle pain, neck, shoulder, elbow and wrist pain

    - fractures

    - post operative

    - acute injuries

    - sports injuries

    - Postural education

    - Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

    - Hypermobility Children and young people and teenagers returning home after hospital treatment, such as for stroke, cancer, head injury.

     

     

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