Our children’s community nursing service provides specialist care for children and young people up to the age of 19 years.
We aim to help you and your child to lead a fulfilling everyday life. We work to keep hospital admissions to a minimum by providing modern nursing care and support for your child and family in your own home.
This can include:
- direct nursing care
- technical help with devices
- clinical advice about oxygen therapy
- tracheostomy care
- home ventilation.
Our support for you may start by helping you to plan and co-ordinate your care arrangements when your child is being discharged from hospital.
Expert support and advice when and where you need it
We provide practical advice and support to children, young people and their families and carers. This helps us make sure your child can continue to enjoy their everyday lives. Where appropriate we also provide professional support and training to educational staff to help your child continue to attend nursery or school.
We work in partnership with Hadrian and Sir Charles Parsons special schools in Newcastle to provide primary and specialist nursing care to their pupils. We also support children with health needs in other educational settings including mainstream, specialist and ARC provisions.
For more information about our children’s community nursing service, please call us on 0191 282 3450