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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.


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

Monday08.30 – 17.00
Tuesday08.30 – 17.00
Wednesday08.30 – 17.00
Thursday08.30 – 17.00
Friday08.30 – 16.30