Children's health services
Health services in Plymouth dedicated to helping children.
The Child Development Centre (CDC) at Derriford Hospital is an assessment centre which provides both initial outpatient assessment and continuing treatment and support for children.
Our friendly Speech and Language Team is experienced in helping children aged 0-18 who have difficulty speaking clearly, expressing themselves, communicating socially, understanding others, talking fluently, or feeding and swallowing.
Livewell Southwest's CAMHS has multidisciplinary teams that offer a high quality service to all children and young people between the ages of 5 - 18 who are experiencing difficulties with their mental health.
We want children and young people in Plymouth to have the best possible start in life, and it matters to us that everyone who needs our help can get it easily, at the right time.
For all parents of young children, aged 0-5, your Health Visitor is usually the main point of contact if you have any concerns or questions about your child's development.
The CAMHS Looked After Children team is for children and young people aged 0 - 19 years who are looked after by the Plymouth City Council.
The Neonatal Service includes the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) and the Transitional Care Ward (TCW). NICU provides tertiary / specialist medical intensive care treatment for extremely preterm and sick newborn babies.
The School Nursing Service delivers the Universal Healthy Child Programme 5 - 19 citywide to improve health outcomes for the school aged population.
Step Up Speech and Language helps children who may have attention and listening problems, unclear speech, difficulty understanding others or talking in full sentences, as well as issues making and maintaining friendships. We assess and support children when there are concerns regarding stammering, selective mutism, and autism.