Community paediatricians are specialist children's doctors who take a pivotal role in the supervision and coordination of care for the individual child/young person and their family. Services are based at Hackney Ark and Hackney Community College and delivered at the Ark as well as in other community venues and schools. The team is made up of five consultants and nine supporting paediatricians.
Time / Date Details
By appointment only
Who is eligible?
Access criteria vary for different clinics but services are primarily for children resident in City and Hackney and registered with a local GP.
Referrals are accepted primarily from health professionals but for some clinics are accepted from social care and education.
Referrals to Hackney Ark for the following clinics:
- Development and disability
- Complex communication
- Pre-term follow up
What to do if you have a complaint
PALs can be contacted on: 020 8510 5113 Monday to Friday 9.30am to 5.30pm or via email firstname.lastname@example.org Or write to: Complaints Service Homerton University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust Homerton Row London E9 6SR
How to Get Here
Buses: 30, 56, 67, 76, 149, 243, 276,
Train: Dalston Kingsland, Hackney Downs
Parking: The car park has 10 car spaces including two spaces for disabled drivers along with motorcycle and bicycle spaces. Parking is restricted to clients and service users only.
Service users will need to use the entry-phone to alert main reception of their arrival and be permitted to enter the car park. Anyone using the car park does so at their own risk.
There are on street parking bays opposite the building.
Transport to Service? For some children & young people depending on their mobility needs.
Reception can ring for cabs for patients.
Consideration may be given to the use of hospital transport in very exceptional circumstances only.
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