What does the Children’s Community Nursing Team service do?
The Children’s Community Nursing Team provide specialist nursing care and support to children and young people with complex health needs, life limiting and life threatening illnesses within the home and educational setting.
This could include:
- Children and young people who are reliant on medical technology, such as naso-gastric feeding tube, gastrostomy, tracheostomy and ventilation.
- Children and Young People with ‘life limiting or life threatening conditions’
- Children/ Young people who require a package of health support to stay at home
- Facilitate preferred place of care for the end of life for a child/young person and their family
- Palliative care.
The Children’s Nurses provide training to parents, carers, social services, education and health professionals as requested for individual children and young people.
The team also work jointly with staff from Warrington and Halton Hospital NHS Trust to provide the Paediatric Acute Response Team – the team undertake post admission review, wound checks, IV antibiotics, acute bloods and will see patients meeting specific criteria who have been referred by the GP.
Where is the Children’s Community Nursing Team based?
We are based at:
Woolston Learning Village
The Children’s Community Nursing Team work across the borough of Warrington and are part of Bridgewater Community Healthcare NHS Trust.
The team also have a nursing team based in Fox Wood Special School.
The Paediatric Acute Response Team are based at Bath Street Health and Wellbeing Centre.
Who does the service provide for?
The Children’s Community Nursing Team provides support to children and young people aged 0- 19 years with complex health needs within Warrington.
To make a referral contact the Children’s Community Nursing Team to discuss the service and support required.
How can I start to use the service?
Anyone can refer a patient to this service, including:
- the patient
- social worker
- any health professional, such as doctors, nurses etc.
All professionals are welcome to contact the service for advice, support and information.
Contact our Children’s Team Leader on 07887 548965 or fax 01925 823692 (Monday – Friday from 9am to 5pm)
On receipt of a referral contact will be made with the family and young person within 24 hours during office hours.
There are no waiting lists.
How are decisions made about who can use the service?
For further information about a referral to the Children’s Community Nursing Team contact the service directly and speak to the Children’s Team Leader.
How we communicate with service users and how users are involved in decision making/planning
We seek the views of service users and carers with feedback forms.
The view of the child / young person and their carers underpins all planning and care co-ordination.
The team work in partnership with families to develop safe packages of care for the children and young people in their home.
The team work with the hospitals, education, health services, statutory services and voluntary agencies to deliver agreed outcomes.
As a team we adhere to the organisational values of Bridgewater Community Healthcare NHS Trust. We provide a patient centred service by focusing on the child / young person and the team around the family looking to make a positive difference to their lives.
We constantly strive to evaluate our service and look for new, more effective and innovative ways of working.
We value all forms of communication and aim to communicate in an open and honest way that enables an atmosphere of trust and respect throughout.
We offer a professional quality service, following local and national professional guidelines with a comprehensive management structure, support and training packages that ensure best evidence-based practice at all times.
We are locally-led and flexible about the settings of our intervention to best meet the needs of the child and family.
We are efficient and use our resources wisely to ensure quality care and value for money.
Is the service fully accessible?
Visits can be arranged to take place at home or in a setting that fits with the child / young person, such as the hospital, school, etc.
Individual health care assessments and plans will be made to support delivery of safe care and to identify training needs of carers.
Access to language interpretation services can be arranged. A service leaflet is available.
What training have the staff supporting children and young people with SEND had?
All staff are fully informed about the SEND agenda.
The Children’s Community Nursing Team has a Children’s Team Leader, Children’s Nurses, a School Nurse and Nursery Nurses.
They work with all the services involved with a child /young person who requires an EHC plan. All staff have enhanced DBS checks.
Moving on and transition
A young person’s needs are continually reviewed and reassessed.
Where the service continues to be involved then transition points such as school entry or moving from primary to secondary school will be supported to be as seamless as possible by ensuring links are made with other services.
Our Service Promise
We value what you say
Families are also requested to complete Talk to Us Forms at various stages of involvement:
This information will be treated confidentially, and may be used by the team in order to improve our service.
Who can I contact for further information?
The Children’s Community Nursing Team
Woolston Learning Village
Telephone: 01925 867836
Fax: 01925 851538
In order to offer integrated, high quality services for children, all of our Childrens Services work closely with preschools, nurseries and schools.
We share information about the outcomes of assessments and the strategies recommended in order that preschools, nurseries and schools implement the same strategies on a daily basis.
We also inform preschools, nurseries and schools when a parent does not attend an appointment.
This will greatly help your child, but it you do not wish information to be shared you may withdraw your consent at any time.