Information for families in Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole

Children's Therapy Service - Poole Hospital NHS

Children's Therapy Service - Poole Hospital NHS logo

The team are responsible for the assessment and treatment of children from ages of 0 to 19 years, with disabilities and conditions in the Poole, Bournemouth and East Dorset area. The therapists carry out their work in the Child Development Centre (known as the CDC), hospital, school and nursery settings.  Services are occasionally provided to home settings dependent on a child's therapeutic needs.

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Venue/Contact Details
Poole Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Longfleet Road
BH15 2JB
Area coverage
Pan Dorset
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Times and Costs
Further opening details:
  • Afternoon
  • Morning
  • Daily
  • All Year Round
This service is free.
Ages, Booking Details and Referral Information
From 0 years to 19 years
Booking Information:
Contact via the telephone
Referral process:
  • Initial referrals direct from GP?s, Health Visitors and parents/carers are not currently accepted and will need to be screened by a paediatrician who will refer on to therapies as needed.
Religious and Additional Needs Provision
Additional needs supported:
  • Autistic Spectrum Disorder
  • Motor Impairment
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Please see our website for all further information including contact details, referral criteria, handouts for parents and links to useful websites. 

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