Epilepsy Service - Children’s Centre - Dorset County Hospital

Our service is based in The Children’s Centre in Dorset County Hospital. We support children and young people with an established diagnosis of epilepsy that do not already have a paediatrician, or for whom it has been agreed to share care with this clinic, or transfer epilepsy care to this clinic. An epilepsy specialist nurse (part-time) supports the patients.

Contact

Telephone
01305 251150 (Switchboard)
Website
http://www.dchft.nhs.uk

Venue

Venue address
The Children Centre Damers Road
Dorchester
Dorset
Postcode
DT1 2LB

Date/Time

Opening times
Mon: 09:00-17:00
Tue: 09:00-17:00
Wed: 09:00-17:00
Thu: 09:00-17:00
Fri: 09:00-17:00

Service Details

Additional Information
Children and young people must be registered with a Dorset GP to access this service, but out of area referrals are considered on a case-by-case basis. Out of hours answer machine available. Access to out-of-hours medical care is via the usual way (GP, 111, 999, A&E, etc) unless the child has been given a designated temporary or long term Open Access arrangement to the Kingfisher Ward at the hospital. The Children’s Centre is a separate building adjacent to the main hospital. We also offer general paediatric clinics in Blandford Hospital, Weymouth Community Hospital, Bridport Hospital, Royal Manor Health Centre (Portland) depending on the child/young person’s diagnosis and paediatrician.
Referral information
Referrals are accepted from Health professionals, including health visitors and school nursing. In most situations the General Practitioner (GP) sends the referral. Some parts of the service also receive referrals from other agencies i.e. Social Services. Referrals received are internally directed to the most appropriate team within the department depending on the information provided.
Age Range Details
0 - 18 years of age
Age Range
0 years 0 months to 18 years 0 months

Accessibility

Wheelchair accessible
Fully wheelchair accessible
Parking availability information
There is a car-park adjacent, with hospital car-parking charges. On the main road, parking for one hour is free (otherwise requires a resident parking permit).
Toilet facility information
Accessible toilets
Other Facilities
Hoists are available in the therapy room but not in the clinic rooms. If necessary, arrangements can be made to assess the child in the therapy room.

Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Local Offer

Support for children and young people with SEN and disabilities
Contact the Children’s Community Nursing Team on 01305 254279 or email Lesley.troughton@dchft.nhs.uk for more information and guidance.

Journey Planner

Address: The Children Centre  Damers Road  Dorchester  Dorset

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