Children's Community Nursing Team - Knowsley

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Who we are 
Our team of children's community nurses work with children and young people who have disabilities and complex health needs to provide expert nursing care, support and advice.

Who is our service for?
We offer:
  • Ongoing support – for you and your child
  • Coordinated care – a member of staff will act as a key worker for a child with complex health needs to ensure the services involved in your child's care work together effectively
  • Treatment – we provide nursing treatments such as replacing or refitting nasogastric tubes for young people with dysphagia (swallowing problems) and managing central venous catheters
  • Hospital visit prevention – we know you want your child to go to hospital as little as possible and we work closely with you and your child's hospital consultant, GPs, community paediatrician and therapy team to help this happen
  • Teaching and awareness sessions – we help those working with your child to understand how to support them with feeding aids, tracheostomy management, oral and nasopharyngeal suctioning and emergency epilepsy management
  • Equipment – we work with you to ensure you have the equipment you need to care for your child
  • Health action plans and care plans – we make sure your child will be safe and supported at home and anywhere else
  • Continuing healthcare assessments – if your child needs a special package of care, we will complete the assessments to support this
  • Transition to adulthood – we work closely with adult services to provide a smooth transition for children reaching adulthood

We provide our service at venues that are appropriate for you and your child eg home, school or wherever best meets your needs.

Who do we work in partnership with?
We also work with healthcare professionals, education staff, the children with disabilities team and private or voluntary agencies to ensure the needs of young people are met.

How to access our service:
The service is accessed through direct referral from consultants, GPs, the hospital or from education colleagues.

What will happen at your first appointment?
When a referral is made, we will come and introduce ourselves to you and discuss your needs and our role.

Written information is provided and we will make sure you have our contact details and work with you and others involved in your child's care to provide for your needs in the community and in school if appropriate.

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Contact us
Health Hub 
The Withens
Stockbridge Village
L28 1AB 

Tel: 0151 443 2510