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Frequently Asked Questions


Frequently asked questions

Clinic appointments


How do we rearrange or cancel an appointment?
We would always appreciate you letting us know if you're unable to make your appointment. You can do this by contacting our admin team on 0191 3876359 or emailing

Can I bring siblings?
Siblings are welcome to attend appointments. However, if it is possible to arrange childcare this would make the session easier for parents to talk to the therapist without distractions.

What will I do in the clinic?
Please bring your completed parent questionnaire, which will be sent out with your appointment letter. This looks at your child's functional areas of difficulty which will be discussed with the Occupational Therapist. Your child may be asked to participate in activities at the table or on the floor to assess their need.

What should I wear?
Be mindful that your child may be required to do exercises on the floor.

'As I was very, very nervous, I must have been the worst patient ever and they were brilliant with me and I can't thank them enough - could you please pass on my sincere thanks.'

Patient, Hysteroscopy Unit, Chester-le-Street Community Hospital