- Community Paediatrics
- Joint Functional Vision Clinic
- Low Vision Aid Service
- Renfrewshire Council Services
Community PaediatricsPanda Centre Royal Alexandra Hospital Corsebar Road Paisley Renfrewshire PA2 9PN
0141 314 7202
Service description: Multidisciplinary assessment, diagnosis and treatment of children with suspected or confirmed developmental difficulty or disability. This includes assessment by a paediatrician, all of whom have some training in visual impairment. Age Range: 0 – 19 years. Access: Open access, anyone can access this service. Funding: NHS service – free to children
Hospital eye services in Royal Hospital for Children and all adult hospitals
Ophthalmology Department atRoyal Hospital for Children - 0141 451 6577 Royal Alexandra Hospital - main switchboard 0141 887 9111 Inverclyde Hospital - main switchboard 01475 633777
Service description: Includes Ophthalmology (eye doctor), orthoptists (vision testing and eye movement), optometrists (assess the need for glasses). Diagnose and manage all eye conditions in childhood. Age range: RHC - 0-16 years old, Other: All ages. Access to service: Referral from Health Professionals. Funding: NHS service - free to children and young people.
Visual Impairment Specialist NurseWoodside Health & Care Centre 891 Garscube Road Glasgow G20 7ER
Tel 0141 201 5736/5735 Mobile: 07787 835344
Service description: Support to families of children with visual impairment - provision of information, provision of links to professionals and other families, help with play and communication. Age range: All ages (0-19) for mainly preschool. Access: Health Professionals and VI professionals. Funding: NHS Service - free to children.
Joint Functional Vision Clinic
Child Development CentreWoodside Health & Care Centre 891 Garscube Road Glasgow G20 7ER
Tel 0141 201 5736/5735
Service description: Joint assessment of children’s vision by health and education professionals with provisional of and advice on treatment, strategies and provision of some equipment. Age range: All ages ( 0-19 years). Access to Service: Health, education and social work visual impairment professionals. Funding: Free to children
Low Vision Aid ServiceLow Vision Aid Clinic Eye Department Royal Alexandra Hospital Corsebar Road Paisley PA2 9PN
0141 887 9111
Service description: Assessment of need for low vision aids and provision of appropriate aids identified. This includes various types of magnifiers for near vision and uniocular aids for distance vision. Age range: All ages: Access to service: Referrals from Health professionals. Funding: NHS service – free to children and young people but service does not provide large pieces of equipment e.g. CCTV but advice regarding these may be provided
Low Vision Aid ServiceLow Vision Aid (LVA) Clinic Eye Deparment Gartnavel General Hospital 1053 Great Western Road Glasgow G12 0YN Tel : main switchboard 0141 211 3000
Service description: Assessment of need for low vision aids and provision of appropriate aids identified. This includes various types of magnifiers for near vision and uniocular aids for distance vision. Age range: All ages. Access to service: Referrals from hospital professional. Funding: NHS service - free to children and young people but service does not provide large pieces of equipment eg CCTV but advice regarding these may be provided.
Vision Assessment ClinicOphthalmology Department Royal Hospital for Children Govan Road Glasgow G51 Tel: 0141 451 6577
Service Description: Tertiary Assessment and advisory service provided by health specialists in the field of visual impairment. Age Range: All ages 0-19 years old. Access to Service: Referral from Health professionals and occasionally others by individual arrangement. Funding: NHS service - free to children.
Visual Impairment ClinicRoyal Hospital for Children 1345 Govan Road Glasgow G51 Tel: main switchboard 0141 201 0000
Service Description: Initial health and development assessment of children diagnosed with VI. Advice to parents and identification of initial services required. Age Range: All ages (0-19 years old) Access to service; Consultant ophthalmologists from Yorkhill Hospital. Funding: NHS services - free to children and young people (this service will shortly be expanded to cover referral from all hospitals across GGC)
Peripatetic Teaching Service - Renfrewshire
Service Description: Educational support for children with a visual impairment by a VI Teacher to allow access to education and the curriculum. Provision of advice to pupils, parents and schools on the needs of these children in terms of adapted materials, equipment and adaptation of teaching programmes and styles. Advice on the geographical layout and organisation within education (and the home for preschool children). Advise on the use of specialist equipment eg LVAs, CCTV, specialist software and provision of materials in Braille and Moon.
Age Range: 0-19yrs
Access to Service: Referrals and enquiries should be made to:Peripateric Service Manager C/0 Support Services St Fergus’ PS Blackstoun Road Paisley PA3 1NB 0141 889 0113
Funding: Provided to all Renfrewshire residents and those children attending schools run by Renfrewshire Council. Renfrewshire also funds placements at specialist VI schools/units elsewhere for those pupils where this is deemed necessary.
Renfrewshire Council ServicesMile End Centre 30 Seedhill Road Paisley PA2 7DS
Service description: Information and advise on visual impairment registration. Information of benefit entitlement. Provision of equipment in order to advance independence. Support and counselling, Assessment and provision of low vision aids. Age range: All ages. Access to service: Referrals should be made to:Sandra Metcalfe Senior Social Worker Mile End Centre 30 Seedhill Road Paisley PA2 7DS
Funding: Social work service are available to all Renfrewshire residents. Some pieces of equipment may not be able to be funded directly.