Speech and Language Therapy

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What we do We assess and manage moderate to severe feeding difficulties in babies, children and young people and offer a range of outpatient and inpatient services. Outpatient services Outpatient feeding clinics We hold clinics two to three times a week for babies, infants and children with moderate to severe feeding difficulties. Referrals must be within the Brighton and Hove …

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Ophthalmology

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What we do Our children’s eye service treats children with conditions that affect vision and the eyes. The most common conditions that affect children are refractive errors, amblyopia or lazy eye and squint. Children with eye conditions caused by premature birth or genetic eye disease are also seen including cataract, glaucoma and ocular malformations. Chronic conjunctivitis due to congenital blockage …

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Physiotherapy

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What we do We assess and treat babies, children and young people with a variety of acute and long-term conditions. We support the medical and surgical specialties within the Alex including orthopaedics, neurology, rheumatology, oncology and respiratory medicine. We have a team of physiotherapists with specialist staff working in the areas of Cystic Fibrosis, neonates, orthopaedics and chronic pain. We …

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Epilepsy

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What we do Epilepsy is a neurological condition that affects the brain. When someone has epilepsy it means they have a tendency to have recurring, unprovoked epileptic seizures. Anyone can have a one-off seizure, but this doesn’t always mean they have epilepsy. At The Alex epilepsy is only diagnosed by a doctor who has a special interest and additional skills …

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Diabetes

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What we do The Children & Young Persons’ Diabetes Team cares for children and young people who have been diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes from diagnosis up to the age of 19 years old. We have three consultant led clinics each week and one nurse and dietician led clinic per week. Our clinics take place at the Royal Alexandra Children’s …

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Community Nursing

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What we do The Children at Home Nursing Team provides holistic and specialist nursing care to children who have a continuing nursing need or are technology dependent. We teach and support children, families and carers to optimise acute and chronic health conditions, help plan hospital discharges and undertake investigations, reducing the need for attendance at hospital. Nurses work within the …

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Dermatology

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What we do We see children and young people with a range of skin conditions at outpatient clinics on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. We also support children who are admitted to the ward with skin problems. We diagnose and treat everything from skin problems caused by genetic conditions to severe eczema and psoriasis. We run a monthly joint clinic with …

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ACORNS

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What we do Following assessment and treatment in the children’s emergency department, your child may be referred to the ACORNS (Acute Children’s Outreach Nursing Team) team by one of the children’s doctors or advanced nurse practitioners, so that their progress can be may be monitored at home. The team comprises experienced registered children’s nurses, who will provide assessment and support …

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Orthopaedics

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What we do We treat bone and joint problems in children with consultants who specialise in paediatric orthopaedics. We also assist in the accident and emergency department with the management of children with orthopaedic emergencies, including fractures and infections. The service is supported by dedicated paediatric physiotherapy and X-ray departments. We also run the virtual fracture clinic for children reducing the …

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Dietetics

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What we do The dietetics team provides specialist nutritional assessment, treatment and advice for newborns, babies, children and young people up to the age of 19. The team has strong links with many London hospitals, including Great Ormond Street, King’s College and the Evelina Children’s Hospital, and run joint dietetic clinics several times a year. In addition, the dietetics team …

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Surgery

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What we do The Alex is a leading centre in neonatal and paediatric surgery, and our surgical team is dedicated to using and developing new techniques. Waiting times for clinics and surgery are below national targets. We carry out a range of minor and major operations with more than 70 per cent of children undergoing surgery are treated as day …

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Medicine

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What we do We treats babies, children and young people with severe ongoing illnesses or complex clinical conditions. Medicine, also known as the acute service, is supported by an on-call team led by a consultant. All non-trauma emergency cases are triaged and assessed in Children’s Accident & Emergency by a member of the children’s hospital team. We also provide general …

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