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Community Children's Nursing Service (West) - NGH

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Description

The Community Children's Nursing (CCN) Service consists of a lead nurse, senior staff nurses, and children's support workers. They provide a comprehensive nursing service to children and young people (CYP) who have nursing needs that cannot be met by universal services. This includes:

  • Those with acute or short-term conditions
  • Those with disabilities or complex conditions (including newborns and those requiring continuing care)
  • Those with life-limiting or life-threatening illnesses (including those requiring palliative care) 

The CCNs provide care to:

  • Children aged 0-18 years
  • Children who are residents in south Northamptonshire
  • Children who are registered with a GP in south Northamptonshire (whose GP is part of the Nene Commissioning Group)

Children who meet the criteria would include those who:

  • have palliative or end-of-life needs
  • are enterally fed
  • have oxygen requirements
  • require suction
  • have a tracheostomy
  • require saturation monitoring
  • require nebulised therapy
  • require post-operative wound care or catheter removal
  • require ongoing management of antegrade continence enema (ACE) procedure
  • have a pressure ulcer
  • require long-term home ventilation
  • require maintenance of central venous access devices

However, please note that these examples are not a definitive list.

How to Access the Service

Referrals are accepted from professionals via the Referral Management Centre (RMC).

Cost
Free
Locality
  • Brackley Area
  • Daventry Area
  • Northampton Area
  • Towcester Area
  • West Northamptonshire
  • Northamptonshire
Additional languages
Translation and/or Interpreting Available on Request
Age range
Suitable for ages from 0 to 18 years
Referral route
GP or Healthcare Referral
For people with
  • Medical Conditions
  • Physical Disabilities
Eligibility criteria
  • Age Range - School
  • Age Range - Early Years
Provider category
Specialist Services - For those who require longer-term support

Address

c/o Northampton General Hospital NHS Trust, Cliftonville
Northampton
Northamptonshire
NN1 5BD
United Kingdom

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Last updated 03 April 2024