We provide high quality healthcare services primarily to the residents of East Lancashire and Blackburn with Darwen, which have a combined population in the region of 530,000.
The Children’s Community Nursing (CCN) team comprises of experienced registered nurses, all of whom have a wealth of experience with children and young people. They have access to complete the Community Children’s Specialist Practitioner degree and the Non-Medical Prescribing certificate, in order to ensure care is delivered to the highest standards. Supporting the registered nurses are health care assistants and a team administrator. The team works very closely with Paediatric Specialist Nursing Teams within ELHT and the local tertiary centres such as The Central Manchester Children’s Hospital and Alder Hey Children’s Hospital.
The CCN team aims to prevent admission and readmission, facilitate early discharge and promote the health and wellbeing of the acutely unwell child and their families through interventions, treatment, education and support. Each child or young person is allocated a Children’s Community Nurse who will work closely with them and all other relevant professionals involved with the child or young person to oversee the planning and delivery of care and its evaluation. Holistic care is delivered by all members of the team dependant on the requirements.
All our staff have enhanced DBS checks at recruitment and registered nurses work within the scope of their own professional practice outlined by the Nursing and Midwifery Council.
Once the team has received a referral they will make contactwith the family to discuss the referral and what is required. If appropriate telephone advice and support may be given to the family. If a visit is required the location and the time frame will be made on an individual family basis. Some children may only require one episode of care whilst other may require many episodes.
The CCN team currently deliver 365 days a year service. Working hours are 8am to 8pm, except on bank holidays which are 8am -6pm.
Paula Beech (Team Leader)
Royal Blackburn Teaching Hospital
Telephone: 01254 732843
Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org