NHS VI and HI Services
Last Updated on Monday, 14 July 2014 10:19 Written by Administrator Monday, 07 July 2014 05:05
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.