Sports service for children opens

A new paediatric sports medicine clinic has been opened by Cromwell Hospital.

Based in Kensington, the Children and Adolescent Sports Medicine Clinic is said to be the first of its kind to be set up on a Saturday in London, offering advice from a consultant and ongoing treatment the same day if required. 

Hospital chief executive Philip Luce said: ‘Over the last year, many children have lost their fitness, become out of practice and not eased themselves back into competitive sports, which has resulted in the need for this service.’

Prof Adrian Wilson

Children needing to be seen that day will be invited for an on-site outpatient consultation where they can be assessed, receive the necessary imaging and tests, and commence treatment that same day. 

Prof Adrian Wilson, consultant orthopaedic and specialist knee surgeon at Cromwell Hospital, said: ‘With sports injuries, the faster it can be assessed and treated the better the outcome. We’ve seen many injuries left untreated, which extends recovery time as well as being painful’. 

The clinic is open from 8am till 6pm every Saturday except bank holiday weekends.