Limb management, The Children's Hospital at Westmead

Contact

Phone: (02) 7825 0833

Email: SCHN-CHW-KidsRehab@health.nsw.gov.au

Location: Children's Assessment Centre, Level 3 Outpatients, The Children's Hospital at Westmead

About our service

The limb service is a statewide service caring for children and young people with limb difference that is present at birth, or limb loss that occurs during childhood. 

We provide information, support and specialist care from the time of diagnosis (antenatal) through to transition to adult life. Our aim is to help every young person living with a limb difference to reach their potential.

Our team includes doctors, nurses, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, social workers and clinical psychologists. We work closely in our clinics with prosthetists and orthopaedic teams to help coordinate the child/young person’s needs and help the family navigate their journey. 

Referral information and eligibility criteria

This service is a part of Kids Rehab, The Children's Hospital at Westmead.

See Kids Rehab for referral and eligibility information.

Clinic information

At the limb clinic you will always be seen by a specialist rehabilitation doctor usually with a physiotherapist and/or occupational therapist. You may also meet our social worker. 

Consultation with other health professionals in our clinic can be arranged including orthopaedics. 

Specialist paediatric prosthetists also attend our clinics to ensure good communication between the child’s prosthetist and their rehab team. 

We can also help link you to other services your child may need.

Clinic details: The Limb clinic runs every second Monday morning in the Children's Assessment Centre on Level 3.

Last updated Wednesday 24th April 2024

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