Community Children's Nursing Service (Newham)
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We provide a range of services to support children with acute and complex care needs who reside within the London Borough of Newham.
These children (aged 0-16 years) that meet our service criteria require skilled nursing intervention and technical support or advice.
The nursing team conducts visits at the patient’s home, schools, hospitals and community settings.
The child must meet the following criteria:
- A child/young person aged 0 - up to16th birthday (children 16 and over must be referred to district nursing service through their GP)
- A child/young person who is resident within the London borough of Newham and have a GP in Newham.
- A child/young person who has a requirement for Technical/Skilled Nursing Care, Symptom Control management or an Education/Training need around nursing care has been identified to be provided within the home, school or nursery setting.
84 West Ham Lane Clinic
West Ham Lane
The criteria for the nursing care required needs to be identified by the referrer, it is then explored in detail by the nurse ‘on take’ to assess whether the patient referred is a suitable candidate. These are the following types and examples of care delivery:
- Technical Skilled Nursing Care – Child/ Young person requires a specific identified technical nursing procedure (eg: intravenous medication, subcutaneous medications, blood taking, wound care)
- Symptom Control/Management – The child requires a period of regular assessment and monitoring of symptoms which requires skilled nursing supervision or management, (eg: exacerbation of chronic conditions – eczema/Asthma, monitoring for children undergoing treatment for ALL/ babies on oxygen therapy).
- Education – The child/young person or parent/carer requires education to enable them to continue providing support for on-going treatment, care needs or therapies relating to the child/young person’s condition (eg: use of nebulisers/inhalers in Asthma, artificial feeding routes and care of same, suctioning, Oxygen therapy, administration of medication, Tracheostomy care.