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Children's Community Nursing Team

The service aims to provide direct nursing care to children and young people from birth to 18 years of age if in full time education (19 if in full time special education). Family and parental support, including teaching of specific care required to maintain the child at home wherever it is safe to do so.

This service is made up of the following teams:

  • The Community Children's Nursing team cover the whole of Cambridgeshire excluding the Fens.

Services provided include:

  • avoidance of hospital admission wherever possible
  • early discharge from hospital through intravenous medication
  • wound care/dressings, oxygen therapy, care for complex health needs
  • palliative and terminal nursing care
  • chronic disease management including enteral feeding and gastrostomy, tracheostomy, assisted ventilation
  • specialist play input to enable children to manage their fears about their illness and provide pre- and post-bereavement support to siblings.

Delivering excellence in Children and Young People’s Services: 
a partnership between Cambridgeshire Community Services NHS Trust 
and Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust 

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