Making a referral – Wigan Borough Children’s Physiotherapy Service

Making a referralReferrals to physiotherapy are received and processed at Platt Bridge Health Centre.

Download our Referral Form

Who can refer?

Referrals are through a letter or referral form with consent from the family.

Our physios can only accept referrals from Healthcare Professionals.

Referrals are accepted by post to the address below:

Children’s Physiotherapy Service
Platt Bridge Health Centre
Rivington Avenue
Platt Bridge
Wigan
WN2 5NG

or

Email: alwch.paedtherapyadmin@nhs.net


What happens when a new referral is received?

When a referral is received it will be triaged by a physiotherapist and prioritised.

Once the referral is accepted a letter will be posted to parents/carers to invite them to opt in to our service within 10 days.

If parents/carers do not respond to the opt-in then the child will be discharged from the service in line with Bridgewater policy.

If the referral has been declined a letter will be sent to the referrer to inform them of this decision.

We aim to make contact with families in a timely manner and all children accepted into our service are entitled to be seen within 18 weeks.


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