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In order to access most services within the hospital other than emergency care you need to be referred by a health professional like a GP or health specialist like a neurologist or paediatrician. The following are details about the three main hospitals closest to RBKC.
Chelsea and Westminster Hospital (RBKC, LBHF, WCC)
Paediatric Emergency Department : Chelsea and Westminster provides a dedicated children’s emergency care department that is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. It is one of the largest and most long established units of its kind in the capital.
Chelsea and Westminster Hospital
369 Fulham Road
London SW10 9NH
020 8746 8000
St Mary’s Hospital (RBKC, LBHF, WCC)
St Mary’s Hospital
Praed Street, London W2 1NY
Tel: 020 3312 6666
For more information on all the services with a list of contacts to each department click here Hammersmith Hospital, Du Cane Road, London W12 0HS
Telephone: 020 3313 1000
Colville Health Centre (0-18) RBKC
Parents have a real concern about how they can maintain their child’s oral health to prevent fillings and extractions, which usually ends up with a visit to the hospital and a procedure under general anaesthetic. The Colville Health Centre has links with the Paediatric Dentistry Department at Chelsea Westminster Hospital for dental treatment under General Analgesia. The service sees children up to the age of 18 and you can be referred into the service by Specialist Practitioners, GPs, General Dental Practitioners Health Visitors, Community Nurses, School Nurses, Social workers and your schools SENCO. This service is also wheelchair accessible.
Colville Health Centre
51 Kensington Park Road
London W11 1PA
Telephone 020 7221 2650
Violet Melchett Clinic (0-18) RBKC
All the staff employed are highly experienced in delivering all aspects of dental care to special needs patients and those referred to their specialised services. Patients can be referred by their dentist, GP and other healthcare professionals. Patients are unable to self-refer to this service.
Violet Melchett Clinic
30 Flood Walk
Phone: 020 7349 2800
Dental Clinic, St Charles (18+) RBKC
The service is available for adults with disabilities. The staff are fantastic, patient, and take their time. They have practical expertise working with disabled adults who have complex needs or who are very anxious. This service helps to keep teeth and gums healthy, hopefully preventing hospital admissions for extractions and fillings. It can also allow adults with complex needs to become confident in accessing a dentistry service.
You can be referred by your Dentist or GP into the service.
St Charles Hospital,
Tel: 0208 962 4471.
Seeability Opticians (16plus) (National)
SeeAbility is an organisation that supports adults who are visually impaired with multiple disabilities including learning, physical and mental health disabilities, acquired brain injuries and degenerative conditions, to explore their potential.
Their Eye 2 Eye campaign aims to improve eye care for people with learning disabilities, as they are 10 times more likely to have serious sight problems. SeeAbility has sought to remedy this issue by developing resources for people with learning disabilities and encouraging opticians/optometrists to make eye care services more accessible and effective. SeeAbility has easy read booklets and alphabet chart alternatives to help people with learning disabilities. To download these resources : http://www.seeability.org/myeyecare/eye_test/telling_optom.aspx
Opticians/Optometrists in the UK who have signed up to the SeeAbility campaign have made a promise to be accessible to people with learning disabilities, and you can find your local optician/optometrist via their online database: http://www.seeability.org/eyecare_hub/optometrists_or_optician_search/optometrist_search.aspx It is recommended to have an eye test at least every 2 years, and these eye tests are available for free on the NHS if you have a learning disability.
For more information contact SeeAbility directly on 01372 755066.
The Children's Community Nursing Service 0-18 (RBKC, LBHF, WCC)
The Children’s Community Nursing Service encompasses the Children’s Community Nursing Teams for Westminster, Kensington and Chelsea, Hammersmith and Fulham, the Kaleidoscope Team (providing palliative care and support), the Home Care Support Team, (providing respite care in the home for children with complex needs), the Community Play service and the Kaleidoscope Bereavement Play Service.
The Children’s Community Nursing Service meets the needs of ill or disabled children in a community setting.
- children with acute and short term conditions
- children with long term conditions
- children with disabilities and long term conditions, including continuing care and neonates
- children with life-limiting and life-threatening illness, including palliative and end of life care.
The service is currently based at two sites, with the Children’s Community Nurses based at Woodfield Road Health Centre and the Kaleidoscope Team, Home Care Support Team and Play Specialists based at Worlds End Health Centre.
Children can be referred by their GP, health visitor, school and other healthcare professional.
Children’s Community Nursing Service
The Medical Centre
7E Woodfield Road
Phone: 020 7266 8600
Kaleidoscope Team, Home Care Support Team and Play Specialists
Worlds End Health Centre,
529 Kings Road,
London SW10 0UD
Tel: 020 7349 3200