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NHS VI and HI Services

NHS Hearing Impairment Service

The Lambeth Paediatric Audiology Service is provided by Guys & St Thomas NHS Hospital Trust and provides a comprehensive service for all children from 0 to 19 years old, who are registered with GP in Lambeth. The service works in the community (with a satellite service based at Gracefield Gardens), working in partnership with the family, health and education and voluntary sector services to provide support for children and their families in a timely manner.

The Children & Young People’s Audiology Centre (CYPAC) at St Thomas’ Hospital offers a specialist Audiology service with more advanced facilities for the assessment of:

  • very young infants
  • children with multiple disabilities or who are difficult to assess for other reasons
  • children who are at increased risk of permanent hearing impairment
  • children who are referred from the second-tier clinics
  • children diagnosed with permanent hearing loss

NHS Visual Impairment Service

Opticians in Lambeth are commissioned by NHS England. Their services include those for children. Where they identify a condition that requires more specialist treatment they can refer to an acute trust.