Our children's community nurses provide specialist nursing care to children and young people from birth to 18 years in their own homes.
The care is tailored to the individual needs of the child/young person, enabling them to stay in their own homes, avoiding or shortening hospital admissions and reducing the need for hospital attendance.
We encourage and support children, young people and their carers to manage their conditions by promoting self-care, working closely with other professionals involved in partnership with the child/young person and their family.
Administration and advice on treatments and medication including intravenous antibiotics
Blood sampling and monitoring for children/young people who cannot attend a phlebotomy clinic/GP surgery
Complex wound care as a result of surgery, trauma or skin breakdown
Facilitation of early discharge from hospital of children and young people with an acute illness
Management of children and young people with some long-term conditions to promote self-care and wellbeing
Management of children and young people with conditions such as eczema
Management of children and young people with constipation needing support with medication following their initial management from a health visitor/school nurse
Nutritional advice and care related to gastrostomy, jejeunostomy and nasogastric feeding
Specialist intervention for children/young people who have a life-limiting illness requiring treatment, information, symptom control or end-of-life care
Signposting and referrals to appropriate services.
Children's Community Nursing Team (East)
3b Phoenix House, Redhill Aerodrome, Kings Mill Lane, Redhill RH1 5JZ.
Tel: 01737 214 784
Children's Community Nursing Team (West)
Jarvis Centre, Stoughton Road, Guildford, Surrey GU1 1LJ.
Tel: 01483 362 625