Private Patient Services

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Services we provide for private patients A range of services for children and young people are available at the Alex on a private basis. These include: Allergy The  private allergy service is run by consultant pediatricians with an interest in allergy and asthma, paediatric nurse specialists and a paediatric dietician. It offers a one stop service where children can be …

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Cystic Fibrosis

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What we do We are proud at the Alex to have our own Cystic Fibrosis (CF) Centre offering a comprehensive service for children and young people with CF. The CF team at the Alex also supports CF teams in Worthing and Chichester. All aspects of CF care, both inpatient and outpatient, are undertaken from diagnosis right through to when patients …

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Dentistry

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What we do The Alex provides dentistry treatment through its department of Orthodontics, Paediatric and Restorative dentistry. The department has four fully equipped dental treatment areas as well as an Orthodontic laboratory on site. Orthodontics Orthodontics is a type of dentistry related to the growth of the face, jaws and teeth. Orthodontists are dental surgeons who have undertaken further specialist …

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Neonatology

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What we do We provide neonatal services at the Trevor Mann Baby Unit (TMBU) in Brighton and the Special Care Baby Unit in Haywards Heath. For more information on the services offered at these units please view the Trevor Mann Baby Unit website. Contact Telephone: 01273 696955 ext. 4195 / 3450

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Ear, nose and throat

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What we do Preparing for your appointment What to expect while under our care Further Information Location Contact

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Arts Psychotherapy

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What we do The Arts Psychotherapy service helps look after the emotional and psychological needs of children and young people who are ill. Children respond to illness in a variety of ways and may sometimes need help for issues such as depression, low self-esteem, anxiety, anger, social problems, disorders of attachment and post-traumatic stress disorder. These psychological problems can have …

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X-ray and ultrasound

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What we do We provide diagnostic X-ray and ultrasound services for babies, children and young people up to the age of 19. With dedicated staff, and equipment specifically designed for paediatrics our radiation doses are some of the lowest nationally. We are fully PACS (Picture Archiving and Communications System) based, which means that  X-rays and scans can be stored electronically …

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Respiratory Medicine and Allergies

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What we do We offer expertise in the diagnosis, care and ongoing management of a diverse range of childhood respiratory diseases and allergies. We provide inpatient care to children with acute and complex respiratory problems and a consulting service for respiratory problems in general paediatric, neonatal and surgical patients. We also offer specialist outpatient services, including: Allergy: a one-stop allergy …

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Mental Health Liaison

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What we do The Paediatric Mental Health Liaison team support young people who have come to the children’s Emergency Department and are experiencing an acute mental health crisis. They can help determine what further support might be required from other services, make referrals, update any other professionals who are currently supporting you, and support your discharge with a short term …

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Play Team

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What we do The hospital play team consists of qualified hospital play specialists who help children and young people to have a more positive experience in hospital. As integral members of the multi-disciplinary team, the play staff can provide both normal and specialist/therapeutic play opportunities for children and young people of all ages in hospital, individually or in groups. We …

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Function First

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What we do The Function First Service (also known as the paediatric complex symptom team) is a rehabilitation-orientated service for young people who experience troublesome persistent symptoms in the absence of a physical explanation or whose symptoms are above and beyond what would usually be expected for an existing physical diagnosis.  For example, we see young people who suffer with …

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Teaching Service

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What we do The Hospital Teaching Service is part of Brighton and Hove City Council’s educational services and is organised from the Schoolroom on Level 8 of the Alex.  The service is supported by two part time teachers who provide lessons, educational activities and learning resources from across the National Curriculum.  Teachers are available half days during school terms. The …

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