Children’s nursing

This team of specialist nurses provide nursing care for children with additional needs, such as a disability, behavioural difficulties or a long term condition.

Find out more about Children’s nursing

Overview

We help your child to live safely at home, providing care and support in clinics, in your own home or at their school.  We work closely with parents, carers and children themselves as well as pre-school and early support services who are based at the Phoenix Children’s Resource Centre, providing care, advice and equipment as needed.

Using this service

Anyone can use this service and you may approach us direct.  However, you may find it useful to have a conversation with your doctor (GP), health visitor, a teacher or social worker first.  Give us a call to discuss your child’s needs – if we don’t think we can help we may be able to advise you of other more appropriate local services.

Who this service is for

The service is for children from birth to 16 years (or 19 years if they have learning disabilities) who have a nursing need. Your child must be registered with a Bromley GP and have a condition that would not normally be treated by a practice nurse (the nurse at your GP surgery).

Appointments

Your first appointment

We will visit you at home and meet with you and your child to discuss your child’s care needs.  We’ll suggest how we might be able to help or support you in the future.  For children who attend the special schools, the school nurse will make contact with you when your child starts at the school.

The initial visit will be at a time that suits both you and us, and can sometimes be before your child is discharged from hospital.  This helps us to prepare you and your child at home or at school.  We will complete a ‘care plan’ of your child’s nursing needs with you so that we can plan together and agree the support you and your child need.  We will also tell you how to contact us if you need to do so.

Changing or cancelling an appointment

If you need to cancel an appointment with the service contact us as early as possible and we will rearrange a suitable date.

More information

Below are some of the conditions you might like to learn more about.

cerebral palsy
learning disability
epilepsy
Autism
Down’s Synrome

 

Useful information

Demelza House
Provides short term care for families who have a life limiting condition.

Riverside School
A special school for children aged between 4 – 19 years based in St Paul’s Cray with severe or profound learning difficulties, and some also have Autistic Spectrum disorders.

Marjorie McClure School
A special school forchildren aged between 4 – 19 years based in Chislehurst with physical disabilities.

 

Useful patient information leaflets

How we help your child
This leaflet provides information to parents on how the Community Children’s Nursing Team can help your child.

Helping to support your child
This leaflet provides information for parents and professionals about the continuing care process for children and young people with complex disabilities.

Overview

We help your child to live safely at home, providing care and support in clinics, in your own home or at their school.  We work closely with parents, carers and children themselves as well as pre-school and early support services who are based at the Phoenix Children’s Resource Centre, providing care, advice and equipment as needed.

Using this service

Anyone can use this service and you may approach us direct.  However, you may find it useful to have a conversation with your doctor (GP), health visitor, a teacher or social worker first.  Give us a call to discuss your child’s needs – if we don’t think we can help we may be able to advise you of other more appropriate local services.

Who this service is for

The service is for children from birth to 16 years (or 19 years if they have learning disabilities) who have a nursing need. Your child must be registered with a Bromley GP and have a condition that would not normally be treated by a practice nurse (the nurse at your GP surgery).

Appointments

Your first appointment

We will visit you at home and meet with you and your child to discuss your child’s care needs.  We’ll suggest how we might be able to help or support you in the future.  For children who attend the special schools, the school nurse will make contact with you when your child starts at the school.

The initial visit will be at a time that suits both you and us, and can sometimes be before your child is discharged from hospital.  This helps us to prepare you and your child at home or at school.  We will complete a ‘care plan’ of your child’s nursing needs with you so that we can plan together and agree the support you and your child need.  We will also tell you how to contact us if you need to do so.

Changing or cancelling an appointment

If you need to cancel an appointment with the service contact us as early as possible and we will rearrange a suitable date.

More information

Below are some of the conditions you might like to learn more about.

cerebral palsy
learning disability
epilepsy
Autism
Down’s Synrome

 

Useful information

Demelza House
Provides short term care for families who have a life limiting condition.

Riverside School
A special school for children aged between 4 – 19 years based in St Paul’s Cray with severe or profound learning difficulties, and some also have Autistic Spectrum disorders.

Marjorie McClure School
A special school forchildren aged between 4 – 19 years based in Chislehurst with physical disabilities.

 

Useful patient information leaflets

How we help your child
This leaflet provides information to parents on how the Community Children’s Nursing Team can help your child.

Helping to support your child
This leaflet provides information for parents and professionals about the continuing care process for children and young people with complex disabilities.

Carol O'Malley

Service Lead

020 8315 4691 / 07940 073442

comalley@nhs.net

Our Children’s nursing clinic locations