Service description

We train families, carers and schools in chest physiotherapy to try to reduce hospital admissions caused by chest infections. We complete rapid response visits to children when they are acutely unwell. Additionally, we provide an in-reach service onto the childrens wards of UHL, so that we can closely monitor if any children known to us have been admitted, aiming to assist in a more rapid discharge from hospital where appropriate.

Two community paediatric respiratory physiotherapists are developing this service which is delivered from homes, schools, providers of respite care, acute wards and nurseries.

Referral criteria

Children and young people up to 18 years old who have complex disabilities with additional respiratory issues.

Who to contact if you need an interpreter or information about disabled access

If you require an interpreter at the appointment please inform the service when the appointment is booked.

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