Children’s Community Nursing Team

The team provides nursing care to children within Gateshead aged between 0-16 years or 19 years with special needs. The children may have acute or chronic health care needs which require a nursing assessment or intervention. 

We accept referrals from all health care professionals, from local, regional and specialist hospitals.

Our main aim is to prevent or shorten hospital inpatient episodes and to promote family centred care. We do this by providing direct nursing care, education, support and liaison between health care and other professionals, to support the child whatever their surroundings.

 

The team 

The team comprises of specialist practitioners who are educated to degree level in community health studies and are nurse prescribers. We also have community staff nurses with a registered children nursing qualification and community nursery nurses.

 

Where is the service provided from?

Gateshead

The team are based in Low Fell Clinic, Beacon Lough Road, Gateshead, NE9 6TD

Our working hours are 8.30am till 8pm Monday to Friday. 8.30-5pm on weekends and bank holidays.

Our telephone contact is 0191 2834660, this will be answered by the receptionist at Low Fell clinic who will pass on your call or take a message. 

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