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Transition is a process of guiding and preparing young people and their families for adulthood.
The Transition Service offers teaching, educating young people, providing them with knowlege of their own heart condition and surgeries enabling them to be their own advocate, therefore preparing them for the transition to adult services usually between the ages of 16-18 years old.
Transition clinics are held to streamline care and transition teenagers to adult congenital services.
Alder Hey cardiologists continue to provide adult congenital clinics at Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital and specialist multidisciplinary pregnancy clinics at Liverpool Women’s Hospital.
Young People & Transition Service - Year 6 Age 10-11 'Start of Something New'
Children with the Fontan Circulation are invited to attend an all day Forum on a Saturday in June, based in Alder Hey Cardiac Clinic for all those starting Secondary School in the upcomming September. The all day Forum is lead by the Cardiac Nurse Specialist's and Clinical Psychologists. This Forum day offers;
Half day follow up sessions are provided approx. 6 months into the school year. This is the start of the medical Transition pathway for those with single ventricle circulation.
Introducing Transition through Young Peoples Clinics
Young Peoples clinic- aimed at young people and parents/ carers with Cardiac Nurse Specialist.
Alder Hey Children's Charity