Medical Practice

Exeter Project for Handicapped Children

Br Med J 1974; 4 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.4.5946.706 (Published 21 December 1974) Cite this as: Br Med J 1974;4:706
  1. F. S. W. Brimblecombe

    Abstract

    A project in Exeter has tried to increase the contribution of the paediatric department of a district general hospital to the long-term care, support, and treatment of handicapped children and their families. They include an infant care unit, day units for handicapped children, and holiday projects, and are based on close links with the educational and social services. The availability of such a family support unit may diminish the strain on the families of handicapped children and help them to maintain normal family and social relationships.

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