Community Childrens Nursing Service
Address: Community Childrens Nursing Service, Battenburg Child Development Centre, Battenburg Avenue, Poertsmouth, PO2 0TA
• 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.
24/7 support to named children at end of life
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.
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
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
• Viral wheeze
• Viral URTI
• Chest Infection
• Febrile Convulsion (2nd/3rd)
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.
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
Tel: 0300 123 6631 Email: email@example.com
Service Category: Health