Community children's nursing
Our community children’s nursing team provides nursing care to children at home or in a community setting such as their school.
We care for all children with an identified nursing need between the ages 0 to 19 years. A child’s condition/needs may be short or long-term. For example, wound care, administration of antibiotics, or treatment for cancer.
Our community children’s nursing team comprises trained children’s nurses and nursery nurses. Some nurses have a special interest in particular conditions such as premature babies, children with cancer, asthma and cystic fibrosis, and children with complex needs.
We work closely with other professionals to help prevent children being admitted to hospital, to enable early discharge.
Our nursery nurse in the team provides food play, baby massage, distraction and play therapy and other support roles for children and families.
We are continuing to develop our nurse-led clinics and support groups. We offer a premature baby support group an asthma clinic in addition to supporting clinics within the hospital, for example, oncology and cystic fibrosis clinics.
This service is part of an integrated specialist community children’s nursing service comprising of community children’s nurses, specialist health visitors and specialist school nurses, epilepsy nurse specialists, sickle cell and thalassemia nurse specialists and the paediatric diabetes nursing team.
Contact our service in Basildon, Brentwood, and Thurrock
Community children’s nursing
Grays Health Centre
Tel: 0300 300 1521 (Option 1)
Fax: 0300 300 1621
Opening times: Monday – Friday: 08.30 -20.00
Weekends & Bank Holidays: 08.30 – 19.00
To speak to our on-call nurse out of hours, please ring our message pager number, 07623 909 801.
Please refer to the For clinicians page.