Community Children's Nursing (Includes Continence, CATCH, and Continuing Healthcare) - NHS

Type of service:
Health Services
Sudborough House, St Mary's Hospital, 77 London Road, Kettering, Northamptonshire NN15 7PW
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Service description:
The Community Children's Nursing teams support children and their families to manage their acute and long-term illnesses. Care is provided for children and young people aged 0-18 years. Support is offered within their own home, at school, and in other settings. The teams include:

• The Children’s Community Nurses - who provide care for children with long-term conditions and can help with post-operative care

The Care, Assessment and Treatment of Children at Home (CATCH) Team -
Who work with healthcare practitioners to ensure children who are acutely unwell can remain with their families in their own homes

The Children’s Continuing Care Team -
For children receiving Continuing Healthcare funding due to their ongoing needs

• The Children’s Continence Service -
A team of nurses and healthcare assistants who help children and their families manage bladder and bowel problems

The Children’s Community Nurses can also provide palliative care for children with life-limiting conditions.
Age range:
0 - 18 years
Eligibility criteria:
  • Age - Early Years (0-5)
  • Age - School (5-18)
Referral route:
  • G.P or health referral
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