What we do

The Childrens Community Nursing Team comprises of experienced children’s nurses who visit your child at home. 

The community nurses will work closely with other professional who see you child and will let them know of your referral to the service. 

If your child is being taken care of at home by the Community Nursing Team and you are concerned about their health between visits by the Team you can:

  • If you have been given OPEN CONTACT by the Childrens Ward or the Childrens Observation and Assessment Unit you can contact them on the number they have provided within the period of the open contact.
  • If your child has been discharged from the service and you have concerns about their health please contact your GP.

How to access the service

Referrals to the team are through:

  • Consultant paediatricians at the hospital
  • Advanced paediatric nurse practitioners working within the Urgent Care Centres and the Emergency Department
  • Tertiary centres
  • GP referrals (criteria applies)

Where to find us

The Community Nursing Team are based at the Royal Blackburn Teaching Hospital.

Service Lead

Paula Beech

Key Staff

Sam Harkins - Sister

Anne-Marie Fisher - Sister

Carol Butterworth - Sister

Caroline Tomlinson - Sister

Dawn Jones - Sister

Heather Pickup - Sister

Rachel Fish - Sister

Jo Howard - Sister

Lindsay Yates - Sister

Sallie Haworth - Sister

Tessa Spackman - Sister

Shirley McKay - Community Support Worker

General Enquiries

01254 732843

Opening times

The service operates between 8am and 8pm Monday to Sunday and 8am to 6pm on Bank Holidays.