You are here > Services > St. Andrews Centre for Plastic Surgery and Burns > Cleft Lip and Palate Services

Cleft Lip and Palate Services 

This is a joint service run by Great Ormond Street Hospital and the St Andrew’s Centre, Broomfield Hospital, Chelmsford, treating children and adults with clefts of the lip and palate from all over the North Thames region.  This includes North London, Essex and South and West Hertfordshire.

In 1995, the number of centres in England and Wales offering treatment for clefts was reduced from around fifty to nine.  This means the teams at the nine centres are now treating more clefts per year and as a result are able to offer a better service to their patients and families.

Cleft Team

Meet The Team

The North Thames Cleft Centre is run by a multidisciplinary team, made up of specialist doctors, nurses and therapists.  We want to make sure you and your child are involved in planning his or her treatment with all the relevant members of the team who will be at the outpatient appointments.

What to expect

What to expect / Patient information leaflets

This is a plan of what to expect while your child is under the care of the North Thames Cleft Centre. And also includes patient information leaflets about the services.

cleft services pic

Services we offer

Here you can find out about the range of services that the North Thames Cleft Centre provide and offer you as a patient.

Contact name

Cleft Coordinator - Karen Wilson

Full postal address 

Karen Wilson
Cleft Coordinator
St Andrews Centre
Broomfield Hospital

Tel: 01245 516201


Contact Name

Cleft team secretary -
Tel: 01245 516120