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Service Overview

The primary aims of the service are:

  • To ensure a high quality service is delivered to families with children suffering from a wide variety of developmental disorders and disabilities, by taking a lead role in the assessment, diagnosis and management of these conditions
  • To ensure a high quality service to children in need of protection through the role of Named Doctor for Child Protection
  • To ensure a high quality service to children in care through the role of Medical Advisor for Adoption and Fostering
  • To work alongside other health and social care providers to provide the highest standard of care of children and families particularly those requiring complex packages of care and support for children
  • To support children and families of children with life-limiting conditions in line with national good practice
  • To provide information and advice to colleagues in Education in relation to a child's special educational needs arising from any medical condition

Accessibility/acceptability

  • Children are seen with their carers at a variety of venues in Herefordshire, including the Child Development Centre, Community Hospitals, and Hereford County Hospital paediatric outpatients department
  • There are outreach clinics at community hospitals in Herefordshire
  • Children attending special schools are seen in school with their parent / carer
  • Where appropriate clinical facilities are available, children can be seen at Children's Centres and other community venues
  • Children in special circumstances e.g. those with severe complex problems or in need of palliative care can be seen at home

Contact Us

Referrals from GPs, Health Visitors, School Nurses and other health professionals should be directed to the Child Development Centre.

Child Development Centre
Ross Road
Hereford
HR2 7RL 
Tel. 01432 356438

Population Served

Those living in Herefordshire or registered with a Herefordshire GP and those who choose to use our service with exception of:

  • Acute safeguarding assessments (these should be directed to Hereford Hospital on-call paediatrician)
  • Children requiring acute paediatric or inpatient care(these should be directed to Hereford Hospital on-call paediatrician)
  • Young people over 18 years of age

 

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