Diana Childrens Community Service - Paediatric Respiratory Physiotherapists

Our Diana paediatric respiratory physiotherapists assess and treat children with complex disabilities with additional respiratory issues in the community.

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.

Click here to download the referral form.

Referral criteria

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

Referral by email to fypc.referrals@nhs.net with completed referral form. This can be accessed by phoning in to the service.

Criteria exclusion

None stated.

How to access this service

Access is by referral.

What conditions do you cover

Life-limiting, life-threatening, complex-disabilities, respiratory, chest-infection, chest, lungs.

Contact info

0116 295 5080


  • GP
  • healthcare professional
  • self (once you have been referred if you need a rapid response visit)
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