A Physiotherapist in the Paediatric Haemophilia Clinic at University Hospital Southampton: - Patient and Family Satisfaction
Previous to September 2016 paediatric haemophilia patients at Southampton Children's Hospital were seen within the general outpatient caseload of a band 7 Paediatric Physiotherapist.
As a result:
- The children did not have timely accessibility to physiotherapy
- There was a high rate of was not brought (WNB) as physiotherapy appointments were extra to clinic appointments therefore requiring a separate visit.
- The children were not seen from their diagnosis, therefore often did not meet the therapist until age 4 when a Haemophilia Joint Health Score could be performed.
In September 2016 a physiotherapist started to attend the Paediatric Haemophilia Clinic.
The purpose of this review is to evaluate patient/ family satisfaction with the introduction of a physiotherapist into the monthly clinic. Each Family were also asked 'what it means to each family having a physiotherapist in clinic?'