Community paediatrics works across Belfast in the local community, hospitals, and schools. They run community clinics for children with special needs, including:
- Developmental Clinics for infants and preschool children with physical disabilities, developmental problems, speech and language delay.
- Locomotor Clinic – preschool and school age children involving the management of cerebral palsy, spina bifida and related disorders and support for children and families.
- Audiology Clinic
- Opthalmology Clinic
- Autism Intervention Therapies
- Behaviour Clinics
- Social community clinics, preschool clinics, asthma review clinics
Community paediatricians work closely with other health professionals such as health visitors, social workers, therapists, psychologists, psychiatrists, dentists, nurses and teachers to manage and support children in the community.
How to access this service
Referrals to the service are made by a range of professionals in hospital and the community e.g. health visitors, social workers, GPs, community children’s nurses, allied health professionals, educational psychologists.
If you think your child may need community paediatric services, please speak to your GP who will be able to refer you if required.
Community paediatrics are based in the following health centres and clinics
- Knockbreda Health and Wellbeing Centre
- Carlisle Health and Wellbeing Centre
- Bradbury Health and Wellbeing Centre
- The Arches Health and Wellbeing Centre
- Cupar Street Clinic