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There is an inpatient physiotherapy service provided across the paediatric wards at St George’s Hospital. This service provides input for various patient groups including; Acute Neurology, Neurosurgery, Trauma and Orthopaedics, Oncology, Neonates, Surgery, Medical and Respiratory. Physiotherapy input ranges from assessment (including regional specialist assessment), acute rehabilitation and organising specialist equipment, through to discharge planning and onward referral to local therapy services.

Associated wards

Frederick Hewitt
Jungle (Day Unit)
Paediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU)
Paediatric Step Down Unit (PSDU)
Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
Special Care Baby Unit (SCBU)


The Paediatric Physiotherapy Department is located within St George’s Hospital in the Child Development Centre, Ground Floor, Lanesborough Wing.


Internal referrals for inpatient physiotherapy are made via medical or nursing teams.

Key staff

  • Sharon Bickerton (Clinical Team Lead for Acute Paediatric Physiotherapy)
  • Clare Chadwick (Highly Specialised Paediatric Respiratory Physiotherapist)
  • Caroline Shaw (Highly Specialised Paediatric Respiratory Physiotherapist)
  • Maria Pinnington (Highly Specialised Paediatric Respiratory Physiotherapist)
  • Shirley Hallett (Highly Specialised Paediatric Physiotherapist)
  • 1 x Rotational Band 6 Acute Physiotherapist
  • 1 x Rotational Band 5 Acute Physiotherapist

Contact details

Paediatric Physiotherapy Department
Child Development Centre
Lanesborough Wing
St George’s Hospital
Blackshaw Road
SW17 0QT

Telephone: 020 8725 1890

Opening hours

Monday 08.30 – 17.00
Tuesday 08.30 – 17.00
Wednesday 08.30 – 17.00
Thursday 08.30 – 17.00
Friday 08.30 – 16.30