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Children's Community Healthcare Services

We have a number of specialist health services for children and young people (aged 0-18) to ensure their physical, medical, emotional and mental health needs are met.

The Black Country Partnership NHS Trust provide specialist learning disability and community healthcare services for children, young people and families in the Dudley borough.  There are a number of specialist Community Healthcare Services provided for children and young people up to 18 years of age.

Palliative Care - Children's Community Nursing Team

We support children and young people (0-18), and their families/carers, who have life limiting conditions/complex healthcare needs and children with long term health conditions. 

How can we help?

We provide specialist nursing care, advice, support and teaching to help care for children in their own homes. We work in partnership with you and other service professionals to provide a holistic and bespoke approach to care for you and your child.  Our team can also provide support in a child's school.

We aim to ensure your young person/child stays safe in their home. 

The team includes: specialist children's nurses, healthcare support workers and is supported by a Citizens Advice Bureau worker.  

How do I make a referral?

A referral can be made by a number of healthcare and social work professionals. Self-referrals are not accepted. 

Following, one of our nurses will triage the referral to ensure it meets the criteria for the service.  You / the referrer will then be contacted and a visit offered.

Contact us

Opening hours: 8am - 6pm, Monday to Friday, except public holidays. 

Dudley Children's Community and Palliative Care Nursing Team (formly See-Saw Team) 
Brierley Hill Health & Social Care Centre, 
Venture Way, 
Brierley Hill, 
West Midlands 

Telephone: 01384 321522

Haemoglobinopathy Service

Supports children and young people registered with a Dudley GP who have been diagnosed with a Haemoglobinopathy disorder such as Sickle Cell Disease or Beta Thalassaemia Major. 

How can we help?

We provide screening, counselling and community care and support for children and adults affected with the condition and those who are identified as carriers through antenatal, newborn or opportunistic screening.

We provide:

  • Antenatal counselling to at risk couples at Russell's Hall Hospital.
  • Newborn counselling in clinic and home visits.
  • School and hospital outreach.
  • Clinic and home assessment and management.

How do I make a referral?

Referrals can be made via health professionals including GP's, Consultants, Nurses; schools or you can self-refer to the Haemoglobinopathy Specialist Nurse.

Contact us

Haemoglobinopathy Specialist Nurse/Counsellor
Brierley Hill Health and Social Care Centre - 3rd Floor 
Venture Way
Brierley Hill
West Midlands

Telephone: 01384 321242

The service is available Tuesday to Thursday 

Speech and Language Therapy

We provide assessment, diagnosis support and therapy for children and young people (up to age 19) with communication difficulties and/or difficulties with feeding/swallowing.

We also provide training and support for the healthcare workforce to enable them to support the child/young person within their own home and educational settings. 

Speech and Language Therapy is provided through the Black Country Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.

Occupational Therapy

Our Occupational therapy service is for children and young people aged 0-18 with physical, perceptual or sensory difficulty which affect their everyday life.  We provide a range of services to help them remain independent and improve quality of life.

How can we help?

Our team aims to provide a comprehensive range of services to enable individuals to achieve maximum independence and quality of life. This may include assessment, treatment and training. This can be at home, nursery, school or The Sunflower Centre.

We can help with: 

Self Care

  • Eating and drinking
  • Dressing
  • Mobility and seating
  • Personal Hygiene and washing/bathing

School and Nursery Activities

  • Hand writing
  • Scissor skills
  • Organisational skills


  • Sports
  • Hobbies
  • Play

Services may include: 

  • Group therapy sessions including hand therapy, multi- disciplinary assessment, self-care and independence skills, upper limb strength and stability group.
  • Assessment and provision of hand splints.
  • Information and advice on equipment or strategies to enable participation in daily activities.
  • Supporting schools and nurseries with the Get Moving programme.
  • Activity advice to be carried out at home or school.
  • Liaison with parents, teachers and other professionals.

How do I make a referral?

Referrals can be made by various health care professionals, including health visitors, GP' and therapists. 

Referrals must be discussed and agreed with the family/child and be in writing to the Children's Occupational Therapy Department. 

Contact us

The Children's Occupational Therapy Manager 
The Sunflower Centre 
John Corbett Drive 

Telephone: 01384 366912 


Monday - Friday 9.00 - 17.00 with flexibility in treatment times offered, dependent on patient need.

Children's Continence Service

Based in Brierley Hill and offering clinics in Sedgley, Stourbridge and Dudley providing support for parents and carers. Our specialised continence nurses work closely with school nurses and GP's to support you and your child. 

How can we help?

We help children and their parents/carers with bladder management and/or bowel dysfunction, for example day or night time bed wetting. 

In addition we also offer guidance and support to families and professionals requesting containment products.

What age group(s) do we support?

Our service is available for every child registered with a GP in the Dudley borough, 5-16 years old and up to 19 years for children with SEND.

Contact us

Ridge Hill
Brierley Hill Road,

Opening hours: 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday (excluding Bank Holidays) 

Telephone: 01384 323110

If it is an emergency please call 999 or visit your nearest A&E department. 

Children's Physiotherapy Service

Here to help children and young people from 0-19 years old with a range of conditions including: orthopaedic anomalies, mild developmental delay, and complex neurological/neuromuscular conditions including Cerebral Palsy and children with complex healthcare needs.

We recognise the importance of working in partnership with you and your child to maximise their independence and physical ability, improving their quality of life. 

How can we help?

Our team of trained, specialist physiotherapists provide assessment and treatment for children and young people (0-19) with a range of conditions and complex healthcare needs throughout the Dudley borough.

We also provide specialist support for the Acute Neonatal Service at Russell's Hall Hospital and Orthopaedic interventions, particularly for children with Cerebral Palsy. 

Following referral and triage our specialist Physiotherapy team can provide: 

  • Physiotherapy and monitor progress.
  • Training on how to handle your child in order for you to carry out physiotherapy at home
  • Reports for the referring agent i.e. Consultant, GP's.
  • Integrated support via other members of the multidisciplinary team, including occupational therapists, speech and language therapists, pre-school teachers etc.
  • Joint therapy sessions with the above whenever appropriate.
  • Orthotics.
  • Assessment and provision of specialist equipment.
  • Attendance at Consultant Clinics.
  • Advice for EHCP's.

How can I refer/access the service?

Referrals must be made by Healthcare professionals. 

Our service can be accessed in a number of locations depending on a child's assessed need. These include: 

  • Outpatients (Sunflower Centre and Russell’s Hall Hospital)
  • Neonatal Unit (Russell’s Hall Hospital)
  • In your own home
  • Nurseries (statutory and private)
  • Schools (primary/secondary/special)
  • Clinics (various locations within the borough)
  • Hydrotherapy (Russell’s Hall Hospital)
  • Children's Assessment Unit (Sunflower Centre)
  • Physiotherapy Department’s (Russell’s Hall Hospital) Gym

Contact us

Paediatric Physiotherapy Service
Sunflower Centre
John Corbett Drive
Off Vicarage Road

Telephone: 01384 361243
Opening hours: Monday to Thursday 08.00 – 17.00 and Friday 08.00 – 16.00.
Feedback: Tell us how we did, we are keen to hear thoughts and feedback to help us to improve service sand make them better for everyone. 

Audiology Service

The Dudley Audiology Service provides hearing tests, assessments and therapy for all across the Dudley borough.

How can we help?

We provide the following services: 

  • Hearing tests & complex hearing assessments.
  • NHS hearing aid provision & aftercare.
  • Hearing aid maintenance & batteries.
  • Tinnitus counselling & therapy.

We have a specialist paediatric service for newborn, preschool and school aged children.

How can I refer / access the service?

If you are a parent of a child under the age of 18 and feel your child may need a hearing test you can self refer.

For children we also accept referrals from other Health Professionals (Ear, Nose and Throat Medical staff; GPs; Speech and Language Therapists; Health visitors; Paediatricians). 

Dudley NHS Audiology.

Contact us

Brierley Hill Health and Social Care Centre
Venture Way

Telephone: 01384 321266