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Children's services


Children's services

To find out more about children's services, what we offer, where we are based Children's Foot Health.


  • Children's Foot Health

The profession of podiatry has developed from its origins in chiropody to become a medical speciality dealing with the assesment, diagosis and treatment of the lower limb.


  • Children's Nutrition and Diet

Nutrition and dietetics offer patient assessment, diagnosis, care planning, treatment and education.


  • Children's Occupational Therapy

The team provides input to children who reside or attend school full-time in County Durham and Darlington.


  • Children's Physiotherapy

Physiotherapy is a profession that uses physical methods, such as massage and manipulation, to promote healing.


  • Health Visitors

Health visiting teams provide a service to all families with children up to the age of five years.


  • School Nursing

The team is made up of school nurses, who are registered nurses with specialist qualifications in school nursing.

'In recent times, I have utilised admissions to Richardson for respite direct from my fracture clinic, even at weekends. I have never worked anywhere with this efficiency before - it is reassuring and invaluable for the patient.'

Patient, Lowson / Starling Wards, Richardson Hospital