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Paediatrics (childrens health)

At Chelsfield Park Hospital, we have specialist paediatricians and paediatric surgeons who can help you with all aspects of your child’s health, development and wellbeing, if you are based in Kent, Bromley and Sevenoaks.

At Chelsfield Park Hospital, we have specialist paediatricians and paediatric surgeons who can help you with all aspects of your child’s health, development and wellbeing, if you are based in Kent, Bromley and Sevenoaks.

Your child’s health

We understand that your child’s welfare is your highest concern. The hospital is registered to admit surgical paediatric cases over the age of three.

Private Children’s Health Services in Kent

We provide general paediatric services and treatment for:

  • Allergies, asthma and eczema
  • Behavioural problems, such as Attention-Deficit
  • Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Gastroesphageal reflux
  • Neurodevelopment
  • Respiratory disorders

We can also conduct common surgical procedures including:

  • Adenoids and grommets
  • Circumcision
  • Ear correction
  • Hernia repair
  • Squints
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Urological problems

What happens if your child has to go into hospital?

Being in hospital can be daunting for anyone but children can find it particularly frightening. Having a child in hospital can be equally difficult to deal with if you are the parent.

At Chelsfield Park Hospital, we try to ease the anxiety for both you and your child – our aim is to keep your child’s stay in hospital as short as possible.

Our hospital is experienced in making children feel comfortable and relaxed about their stay.

The key to helping your child in hospital is to explain to them what is going on. We will help you with this by telling you as much as we can about your child’s condition, the agreed treatment/procedure and the timescale for what’s going to happen.

We find that if parents stay with their children for as long as possible, including overnight if necessary, then children cope better.

Younger children benefit from sticking to their usual routine as much as possible while in hospital.

Private Children’s Health Services offered in Kent

Our paediatric specialists work within the pricing structure of the primary medical insurers.

Your paediatrician can refer your child to a wide range of paediatric specialists, including consultants who practice:

  • General Paediatrics

Paediatric Sub-specialties:

  • Nutrition
  • Growth
  • Epilepsy
  • Development
  • Gastroenterology
  • Renal Medicine
  • Chest Medicine
  • Allergy
  • ENT Surgery
  • Ophthalmology
  • Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Plastic Surgery
  • Psychiatry
  • Radiology
  • General Surgery
  • Urology
  • We have experienced allied health professionals working in:
  • Allergies/Immunology
  • Audiology
  • Dietetics
  • Speech & Language Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy

We have diagnostic facilities available including:

  • X-ray
  • Ultrasound

We offer Pathology Services with experienced staff to care for children's needs.

Booking an Appointment

Appointments can be made at various times from Monday to Saturday with after-school hours available. You can make an appointment directly:

  • By telephone: 01689 885905
  • 8.30am – 8.30pm Monday to Friday
  • 8.30am – 12.30pm Saturdays

Related Paediatric Treatments offered in Kent

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a paediatrician?

A consultant specialist paediatrician is a qualified doctor who will have spent many years in caring for children. They will have had a broad training, from the intensive care of a premature baby, through to disorders of teenagers of school-leaving age.

Most paediatricians in the UK are specialists with a wide range of experience in treating children, and will give an opinion and support many conditions. They are particularly knowledgeable about how parents and children interact. Some paediatricians sub-specialise in other areas, for example, gastroenterology or growth and developments.

Paediatricians tend to be more informal and interact with their patients, being known to make jokes and even play games with their patients to put them at ease.

How quickly can I get an appointment with a paediatrician?

This can vary according to availability, but same day appointments are possible. Alternatively they can be made at your convenience in advance. There is a paediatrician in the hospital every day, Monday – Saturday.

What if my child is ill at night or at the weekend?

If your child requires medical treatment out of hours please consult EMDOC, your emergency GP or local A and E department. We do not accept emergency paediatric admissions at Chelsfield Park Hospital.

What sort of conditions can a paediatrician treat?

If you are concerned about any aspect of your child’s health or development, the paediatricians would be pleased to see you. However, if your child is acutely unwell or needs emergency treatment, we must advise you to go to your GP or nearest Accident and Emergency Department in the normal way.

What ages of children can be seen?

We can see children of all ages from 0 months to 18 years of age in our outpatients department and admit children above the age of three for routine minor surgery.

What specialist facilities for babies and children do you have?

We aim to support the needs of all children and families attending the hospital, and of course we comply fully with the Healthcare Commission requirements for paediatrics in hospitals. There is a team of specialist paediatric staff to support the consultant paediatricians.

What happens if my child needs further specialist treatment?

Following your consultation, if required, the paediatrician can refer you to a wide range of clinicians with expertise in paediatric care (e.g. dietician, psychologist, surgeons etc) either at Chelsfield Park Hospital or at other centres of excellence.

Payment Options

Accessing private healthcare is easy, whether you choose to pay directly or use private medical insurance.

If you are paying for yourself, we can usually offer an upfront cost which you can then choose to pay in full or access one of our easy payment options.

If you have insurance, we can arrange direct settlement with your insurance provider, although you should check in advance to see if your treatment is covered. For more information, visit our private medical insurance page.

Specialists offering Children’s Health Services

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Dr Riaz Ahmed

Consultant Paediatrician


The Blackheath Hospital 1 more Chelsfield Park Hospital

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Dr Sandy Flann

Consultant Dermatologist

MBBS, BSc (HONS), MSc (Allergy), MRCP (UK) (DERM)

Chelsfield Park Hospital

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Dr Gautam Kulkarni

Consultant Paediatrician


The Blackheath Hospital 1 more Chelsfield Park Hospital

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Dr Sriramulu Tharakaram

Consultant Dermatologist

MBBS(Madras), MD, FRCPIre, FRCPLond, D.Derm. (Madras), FAAD

Chelsfield Park Hospital

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Mr Wagih Aclimandos

Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon


The Blackheath Hospital 2 more Chelsfield Park Hospital The Sloane Hospital

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Mr David Golding-Wood

Consultant Otolaryngologist


Chelsfield Park Hospital 1 more The Sloane Hospital

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