Portsmouth Local Offer

For children, young people and their families with a special educational need or disability.

Community Childrens Nursing Service

Address: Community Childrens Nursing Service, Battenburg Child Development Centre, Battenburg Avenue, Poertsmouth, PO2 0TA

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Brief description of what services your organisation offers:
This service is provided by Solent NHS Trust and consists of 3 elements with a joint aim to prevent children being admitted to hospital unless it is unavoidable and to support children being safely discharged from hospital as soon as possible.
The aim of these services is to provide a high quality in reach and outreach nursing service and to enable early, safe planned discharge from hospital and to prevent unnecessary admissions. These services are a link between primary and secondary care and support and encourage the development of partnership working.  The three teams are:

• Community Childrens Nursing Team
• Childrens Continuing Care Team
• Childrens Outreach, Assessment and Support Team (COAST)

Childrens Community Nursing Team (CCNT)
The CCN team provide specialist nursing care, support and co-ordination of care to children and young people with a range of complex health care needs and disabilities. These include those with life limiting/life threatening conditions, chronic illnesses, palliative care needs, end of life care needs and short term acute care needs

The CCN  team work in partnership with acute and community paediatricians, therapists, GP’s Health Visitors, School Nurses, Schools, Childrens Services  and voluntary organisations to help the children and young people achieve their full potential and live as full a life as possible. This care is delivered in the community location that is the most appropriate for that child or young person including home, school respite centre. The CCN team also provides nursing support into Mary Rose Academy and Willows Nursery.  

Service Hours are  Monday to Friday and Bank Holidays 8.30 am – 5pm
24/7 support to named children at end of life
Childrens Continuing Care Team (CCCT)
The CCC team provide individualised packages of care to children and young people with long term, complex health needs, many of whom are technology dependant. This care is provided around the clock and all receiving the service must meet the criteria for childrens continuing care. Direct nursing care is provided 24/7 by a team of health care support workers and qualified paediatric nurses.
Service Hours are Monday – Friday 8.30 – 5pm 
Childrens Outreach Assessment and Support Team (COAST)
The C.O.A.S.T team  provides care to acutely unwell children for short periods of time. This team includes qualified paediatric nurses and a community respiratory nurse.  The team visit the children in their own homes to monitor and reassess their condition until they recovered from their illness.

Service Hours - Monday – Friday 8am – 10pm
Weekends and Bank Holidays 9am – 6pm
Where the service is based:
Battenburg Child Development Centre, Battenburg Avenue, Portsmouth, PO2 0TA

What the organisation provides - types of interventions and support:
The following are examples of the types of interventions to  prevent children having to travel to, or be admitted into hospital ( this list is not exhaustive)
• Intravenous therapy
• Taking blood from central lines
• Provide support with gastrostomy feeding  or nasogastric tube feeding
• Provide oxygen therapy/management
• Overnight sleep studies
• Provide pain management advice and support
• Wound management
• Training  for parents, carers and other professionals in all types of care needs
• Provide bereavement advice and support to children on the caseload.
• Tracheostomy care management
• Long term ventilation support
• Oral suction
• Ongoing review and assessment of acute episodes of illness
• Care planning and evaluation
• Support to enable children to die at home if this is the chosen place to be

Eligibility Criteria:
CCN Team 0 - 19 years with a helath need requiring nursing input and who are registered with a Portsmouth GP
COAST 0 -16yrs assessed by a GP or hospital doctor and needs ongoing review and assessment with one of the following conditions:
• Gastroenteritis
• Viral wheeze
• Viral URTI
• Bronchiolitis
• Chest Infection
• Febrile Convulsion (2nd/3rd)
• Croup
• Tonsillitis
• Asthma
Childrens Continuing Care 0 - 18 years who have been assessed as meeting the criteria for childrens continuing care and are registered with a Portsmouth GP

Quality standards and expected outcomes for children and young people and their families accessing your services:
• To provide children, young people and their families with high quality care which is evidenced based, safe, efficient and responsive through robust clinical governance systems and  processes.
• To prevent children being admitted to hospital unless it is unavoidable and to support children being safely discharged from hospital as soon as possible
• The care will be delivered by fully trained and competent professionals working in partnership with the children and families in the location most suitable
• To support children and young people with acute, chronic and complex health care needs to live as full a life as possible. Providing a flexible, comprehensive service that meets the physical, emotional, spiritual and social needs of the children and young people, their families and carers
• To help the children achieve their full potential by working in partnership with them, their family, education, children’s services and other voluntary organisations
• Respecting the views of children, young people and families including them in any service developments we undertake

How can this service be accessed?
Written referral to relevant team within the service from any professional. Telephone enquiries welcome.

How and who to make a complaint to:
We are always trying to improve our service and welcome any suggestions, comments or complaints.
In the first instance please bring them to the attention of the team lead or service manager on 0300 123 6631 
Alternatively speak or write to our Patient Advice and Liaison (PALS) and Complaints Service : 0800 0132 319
Email: snhs.solentfeedback@nhs.net
Website: www.solent.nhs

Tel: 0300 123 6631

Service Category: Health

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