Lighthouse centre celebrates 10th anniversary
17 December 2015
Southend Hospital’s Lighthouse Child Development Centre is celebrating ten fantastic years of care, support and development for children aged up to 16.
The centre, which was opened in 2005 by HRH The Duchess of
Gloucester GVCO, provides specialised outpatient care for children
with significant delay in more than one area of development and
have or are likely to require the support from more than one
secondary agency, service or discipline.
Head of paediatrics, Wendy Pearson, said: "Many of the children
have attended the centre regularly over the last 10 years
developing good relationships with the staff as they have grown up.
This is a great department for the children and young people who
often need complex and on-going support.
"It is situated away from the main hospital site and has a
unique atmosphere geared at the children and their families."
Services include paediatric physiotherapy, paediatric speech and
language therapy, therapy through play groups, toy library and