Child Development Service (CDS) provides paediatric allied health assessment services to children 0-8 years with complex developmental delays.
CDS supports families to develop their understanding of their child’s developmental delay or disability and facilitates the transition to early intervention services/supports available in the community.
CDS provides centre based services in Townsville at the Kirwan Health Campus and outreach services in Ayr, Ingham, Charters Towers, Palm Island, Hughenden and Richmond.
CDS also provides health-based review services to children with certain diagnosed disabilities (including cerebral palsy, spina bifida and juvenile idiopathic arthritis) in conjunction with the Townsville Hospital and Health Service multidisciplinary team.
Children can be referred to CDS by their parent/carer, doctor, child health nurse, child care educator or school. Referral forms can be downloaded at https://www.townsville.health.qld.gov.au/services/community-health/child-youth-and-family-health-service/ or are available from Child Health Reception, Kirwan Health Campus. For more information phone 4433 9000 or email email@example.com.