Some children and young people need admissions to hospital for surgeries and procedures or following traumas such as a broken leg.
If your child's mobility or activities of daily living are affected, occupational therapists and possibly physiotherapists will be involved in planning how you will manage once they have been discharged from hospital. This might involve a pre-operative meeting at the hospital to discuss any concerns and any potential changes within the home or school environments.
On discharge, you will be given details of who to contact if you are concerned about your child or young person following the operation and would like some advice.
Children's Occupational Therapists work with children from birth to 18 (or 19 if attending Complex Need schools). If your child or young person is under the Occupational Therapy teams, you can speak to them about any questions you may have.
If you think your child requires specialist support, please speak to their GP.
If you have any questions about your child or young person's general health or development, you can contact the Healthy Child Programme by calling Just One Number on 0300 300 0123 or texting Parentline on 07520 631590. Our opening hours are 8am-6pm Monday-Friday (excluding bank holidays) and 9am-1pm on Saturdays.
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