The Children's Asthma and Wheeze team provide face-to-face support, or telephone contact where appropriate, to children and young people under 19years of age - with asthma or viral induced wheeze (VIW).
This service aims to:
- Improve the confidence and self-care skills of children and young people - and their parents/carers - to be able to manage their conditions effectively
- Improve emotional and social well-being through the reduction of stress during periods of illness
- Improve the co-ordination of local services to help patients manage their asthma or viral induced wheeze
- Reduce the amount of time patients spend in acute/hospital settings
The new service is available for children and young people - aged 19 years old or under - who are registered with a Hounslow GP.
The service is only available for children and young people who have received emergency care as a result of asthma or wheeze; or who have received oral steroids from their GP within the previous 14 days.
Please see the referral information tab for more detailed information on how to refer patients to this service.