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Welcome to the Worcestershire Health and Care Paediatric Occupational Therapy Website. This site will inform you about the services we can provide for children and young people who may be experiencing difficulties or have a disability that impacts on daily life. This could involve self care, play and school skills such as writing and organization.

Who and How to Refer

The Paediatric Occupational Therapy Service will accept referrals from all Health Professionals. We will receive referrals internally through our online electronic patient record system, please see referral process within the staff intranet. If you are referring externally then please call the appropriate department and we shall provide you with our referral form. This will need to be filled out in great detail and returned to the correct base.
Our service has been separated into two, South and North. South will take referrals for South Worcestershire and North with take referrals for Wyre Forest, Redditch & Bromsgrove. Please note North referrals should be sent to the Redditch & Bromsgrove base, see contact us for details.
 
The Paediatric Occupational Therapy department treat children/young people aged 0-18 years. If your child’s age criteria doesn’t fit then please refer to an appropriate Adult service.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Paediatric Occupational Therapy?

Paediatric Occupational Therapists work in partnership with children, young people and their families. We support children and young people to participate in everyday life, as this is important for their long-term health and well-being.

It is important that children and young people are able to participate in what is meaningful to them at home, school and in leisure activities. These may include: 

  • Taking care of themselves by carrying out daily functional tasks such as washing, bathing, toileting, dressing and being independent at mealtimes.
  • Participation in learning and making friends at nursery or school.
  • Participation in leisure activities alone or with family and friends.
  • Participation in leisure activities alone or with family and friends.

 

What can you expect from us?

At your first appointment we will ask for your verbal consent to gather and share information as appropriate, this may include liaising with school and other agencies.

  • ØWe will listen to you and your child about your concerns and what is important to you and your child.
  • ØWe will discuss your child’s usual daily routines, including the things they can do and also the things they find difficult.
  •  ØWe may observe your child carrying out activities at home or in school. We may also carry out a detailed assessment if this is required to understand what your child finds difficult.
  • ØFollowing our assessment, we will set and agree goals with you and your child. These goals will be agreed following discussion about what is important to you and them. You will receive a letter confirming the discussion and agreed goals.
  • ØWe may also liaise with other health professionals, educational placement and outside agencies if that is important to the goals that have been agreed.
  • ØWe will make a plan about what will happen next to help you and your child achieve the goals we have agreed.
     

Your child’s plan might include:

  • Activities to practice at home - leaflet
  • Education for you or your child’s teacher - leaflet

  • Parents/carers attending a group to learn about how you can support your child. We organise regular workshops across the county – leaflet
  •  Your child attending a group with other children - leaflet
  •  Your child receiving a set number of individual sessions with a therapist or therapy assistant
  •  Adapting the environment at home or school e.g. provision of equipment to make it easier to do things - leaflet


Where can you access the service?

We arrange the majority of our initial appointments across Worcestershire in 5 Community Clinic bases. Once your referral has been accepted and your child is near the top of the waiting list, you will receive a letter (with a questionnaire) asking for you to ring and book an appointment at the most convenient location for you and your child. Our appointments take place in the locations below:

  • POWCH (Princess of Wales Community Hospital), B61 0BB
  • SACC (Scott Atkinson Centre), B98 7UH
  • Wyre Forest CDC (Child Development Centre), DY10 2ES
  • Beacon Centre, WR4 9HG
  • Worcester CDC (Child Development Centre), WR4 9NX

 

Some children and young people need to be seen at home and if this is required, we will contact you to make an appointment. These appointments may take up to an hour.

Contact Us:

South Worcester

Paediatric Therapy Department
The Beacon Centre
Carnforth Drive
Warndon
Worcester
WR4 9HG

Tel: 01905 681 883
Email: whcnhs.paediatricot@nhs.net
Open: 9:00 – 17:00
Closed: All Bank Holidays
Map

The Beacon Centre is located in the Warndon housing estate. It is opposite Fairfield Community Primary School playing field and Regency High school. We have 5 parking spaces, 2 allocated for disabled parking. The building has a small sign on the front of the building.

Wyre Forest 

Paediatric Therapy Department
The Annexe
Kidderminster Health Centre
Bromsgrove Street
Kidderminster
DY10 1PG

Tel: 01562 514 520
Email: whcnhs.paediatricot@nhs.net

Open: 9:00 – 17:00
Closed: All Bank Holidays
Map

The Annexe is part of the Kidderminster Health Centre but has its own entrance.


All the clinics in the Wyre Forest are located at the Child Development Centre round the corner. The centre is behind the Co-op Nursery and opposite St George’s Church.

Wyre Forest Child Development Centre
Radford Avenue
Kidderminster
DY10 2ES
Map

Redditch & Bromsgrove

Paediatric Occupational Therapy

The Princess of Wales Hospital
Stourbridge Road
Bromsgrove
Worcestershire
B61 0BB
Tel: 01527 488041
Email: whcnhs.paediatricot@nhs.net

Open: 9:00 – 17:00
Closed: All Bank Holidays

Map

Please enter the Hospital through the main entrance and turn left into the Paediatric Occupational Therapy waiting area. The Princess of Wales Community Hospital has a car park which you pay when leaving. POWCH now has a system where the cameras detect your number plate, so please drive close to the barrier when exiting. The car park is open Monday to Sunday (24 hours), charges may apply.
20 Minutes Free
2 Hours £2.50
4 Hours £3.50
24 Hours £4.00