Reference 2018-316

REF:            2018-316

Subject:        Cerebral Palsy Provisions

 

Request:

  • What is the total number of children and young people diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy by your Trust/Health Board in the last five years? (N.B.: this should be recorded as a total figure rather than figures for each year individually.)
  • What is the care pathway for children and young people with cerebral palsy in your Trust/Health Board? Please provide a copy of this if possible.
  • Is there a specific timescale set out in your care pathway for referral to a child development service for diagnosis of cerebral palsy from the point when symptoms are initially identified?  If so, please provide this data.
  • What is the total number of:

o    Health visitors employed by your Trust/Health Board?

o    Specialist health visitors for children with special needs employed by your Trust/Health Board?

  • What training is given to healthcare professionals, including health visitors and GPs, to recognise the risk factors and possible symptoms for Cerebral Palsy?
  • What is the total number of specialist staff employed by your Trust/Health Board, who are trained to work with children and young people with Cerebral Palsy, from the following disciplines:

o    Paediatric speech and language therapy

o    Paediatric physiotherapy

o    Paediatric occupational therapy

  • How many children and young people with Cerebral Palsy are currently on a waiting list to access any of the above services within your Trust/Health Board?

 

Response:

 

What is the total number of children and young people diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy by your Trust/Health Board in the last five years? (N.B.: this should be recorded as a total figure rather than figures for each year individually.)

 

Not Known

 

What is the care pathway for children and young people with cerebral palsy in your Trust/Health Board? Please provide a copy of this if possible.

 

Document attached (Motor Development CP) is in draft form and being developed.

Motor Development CP [121 kb] PDF

Is there a specific timescale set out in your care pathway for referral to a child development service for diagnosis of cerebral palsy from the point when symptoms are initially identified?  If so, please provide this data.

 

No
What is the total number of:

Health visitors employed by your Trust/Health Board?

 

Specialist health visitors for children with special needs employed by your Trust/Health Board?

 

71.9 wte
0 wte
What training is given to healthcare professionals, including health visitors and GPs, to recognise the risk factors and possible symptoms for Cerebral Palsy?

 

No annualized programme of specific training.

 

What is the total number of specialist staff employed by your Trust/Health Board, who are trained to work with children and young people with Cerebral Palsy, from the following disciplines:

 

Under graduate training covers the clinical area of Cerebral Palsy and therefore all our staff have basic training. The wte for each profession is identified below
Paediatric speech and language therapy

 

20.83 wte

 

Paediatric physiotherapy

 

4.72 wte
Paediatric occupational therapy 5.72 wte
How many children and young people with Cerebral Palsy are currently on a waiting list to access any of the above services within your Trust/Health Board?

 

None