Birmingham Children’s Hospital (West Midlands Cleft Service)
|Organisation||Cleft Lip & Palate Association (CLAPA)|
Birmingham Children’s Hospital
The Regional Service for the West Midlands is based at Birmingham Children's Hospital NHS Trust and University Hospital Birmingham NHS Trust (Queen Elizabeth Hospital). Throughout treatment, the team works with other health professionals in local hospitals and in the wider community. Our clinics are always run on a Wednesday so please be aware of this when booking appointments outside of your child’s routine appointments.
Cleft Lip and Palate is relatively common. About one in 700 children in this country are born with a cleft (a split) lip and/or palate.
There are three major types of clefts:
1. Cleft Lip
2. Cleft Palate
3. Cleft Lip and Palate
We know that in some cases that there is a family history of clefts, however in most cases there is no single cause. Nevertheless, a member of the team may be able to give you some idea of why it happened to your child. For more information behind causes, please see our information leaflet Why do Cleft Happen - Information for parents and carers.
|Categories||Health Advice and Guidance|
- Staff are suitably qualified