This page explains what you can expect when you have a follow-up appointment with our neonatal services. These are given after your baby has stayed on our Neonatal Unit.
For information about the Neonatal Unit including visiting times and accommodation arrangements, please see the patient leaflet Welcome to the Neonatal Unit (PDF 114Kb) or the Neonatal Unit ward page.
How do I get an appointment?
If your child has been an inpatient on the Neonatal Unit, they may be offered a follow-up appointment at an outpatient clinic after they leave hospital. Most appointments will be at the routine neonatal follow-up clinic which is situated in the outpatients department of Evelina London (level 0 – Ocean).
Babies born very prematurely and other babies needing assessment of their development will have joint follow-up care with the community children's service at the Mary Sheridan Centre in Kennington.
Cancelling or changing your appointment
If you need to change or cancel your child’s appointment for any reason, contact the appointments office on 020 7188 4000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For appointments at the Mary Sheridan Centre, please telephone 020 7188 3944.
Please tell us as soon as possible so we can offer the appointment to another patient.
Before your appointment
Please bring your baby's red book (personal child health record) to your appointment.
During your appointment
You and your child will have an appointment with a consultant or registrar (doctor). Appointments will last between ten minutes and one hour depending on the needs of the patient and the assessments required.
Some appointments at the Mary Sheridan Centre will involve physiotherapy assessments.
As we are a teaching hospital, students and visitors may be observing the team. We will always ask your permission for them to observe your appointment.
After your appointment
At the end of the appointment, we will discharge your child or give them a follow-up appointment if needed.
Shortly after the appointment, you will receive a letter from the neonatal team. This will contain information about their assessments.
This letter will also be sent to the referring doctor, GP and any therapists and nurses who are involved with your child in the community.
The letter will have a contact number if you have any questions.