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Paediatric outreach team

The Children’s Community Nurses are a team of children’s nurses who provide nursing care in partnership with children and families, with both short and/or long-term nursing needs in a community setting.

What we do:

We work very closely with the Paediatric teams at both Stoke Mandeville and High Wycombe Hospitals and specialist hospitals such as John Radcliffe Hospital (Oxford), Great Ormond Street (London) and Kings College Hospital (London).

We care for children aged 0-16 years at home so they can be discharged from hospital earlier. Our aim is to prevent those with chronic health problems becoming hospitalised. We support families and their carers to promote independence, as far as possible.

We help children with the following conditions:

  • Administration of medications – including intravenous, subcutaneous and intramuscular medication and care of central lines.
  • Feeding difficulties – management of children with Gastrostomy feeding tubes, and the teaching and management of naso-gastric tubes, home parental nutrition.
  • Post surgery care – including wound dressings
  • Respiratory Conditions – including Oxygen care at home and children with tracheostomies and ventilator dependent children.
  • Oncology – Community support
  • Urology – Home dialysis, catheterisation, supportive care
  • Any nursing procedures that can safely be undertaken at home.

The geographical area we cover:

The team cover the majority of Buckinghamshire. If your child is cared for by a Buckinghamshire Healthcare Consultant, occasionally visits can be arranged crossing the Buckinghamshire border.

How do I refer my child to the Community Children’s Nursing Team?

A child must be known to a Buckinghamshire Healthcare Consultant for our team to visit them at home.

Referrals are accepted from all healthcare professionals for any child with a nursing need, and can be made by your hospital consultant, school nurse, health visitor or GP.

Working hours:

We offer a 7-day a week service –
Monday to Friday                                   8.00am  –  6.00pm
Weekends and Bank Holidays                10.00am – 3.00pm

Contact us

We can be contacted by parents or healthcare professionals on the following telephone numbers:

Stoke Mandeville Hospital: 01296 315142
Weekend Telephone: 07827311095