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Children’s Community Nursing Team

About this service

Our aim is to prevent and shorten hospital admissions for all children aged 0-19 years of age who have a Gateshead GP by promoting Family Centred Care.

To provide Specialist Children’s Nursing Care to the children 7 days per week service

We see the children either at home, relative’s homes, nurseries, mainstream and special schools, respite facilities, and summer play schemes.

What you can expect from this service

When a referral is received, the team will carry out a triage telephone call with the child’s family and arrange the initial home visit.  During the phone call, information about equipment required and any worries that family may have will be gathered.  The team will ensure that they have the appropriate equipment and information required in order to carry out the initial visit.
If a child requires routine assessments they may need to attend clinic for these, but where this is difficult alternative arrangements can be made.   Families and health professionals can contact the team for advice at any time.

Who is in the team?

The team comprises children’s nurses and children’s nurse assistants.  Some qualified staff within the team are trained in Paediatric Clinical Assessment Skills and Independent and Supplementary Nurse Prescribing.

Age range covered

0-19

Elibility criteria

Children and young people registered with a Gateshead GP who require specialist nursing care

How to be seen by this service 

Referrals are made to this service via a GP or other health professional. 

This can be done initially via telephone 0191 2834660  and then followed up with an emailed referral to Gan-tr.gatesheadccnt@nhs.net

When is this service available?

Monday – Friday 8.00am – 8.00pm

Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holidays 8.00am – 5.00pm

Call us on 0191 482 0000

In emergencies dial 999 / Non-emergencies dial 111

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