Community children's nursing

What is a Children’s Community Nurse?

The Children’s Community Nursing Team consists of nurses who have specialist training and experience in the care of sick children. We provide a vital link with other professionals to provide holistic care to children and their families.

We aid in preventing hospital admission and supporting early discharge by teaching and supporting families to manage their child’s condition in their own home.

Within the team we have specialist nurses who specialise in:

  • Epilepsy
  • Sickle cell disease
  • Palliative care
  • Nursery nurses who can provide baby massage for premature babies, bereavement support, play therapy and food play therapy

We provide a service between 08:30-20:00 Mon – Fri and 08:30-19:00 Saturday and Sunday.

Who does a Children’s Community Nurse care for?

We care for children from birth to 19 years of age living within the Basildon, Billericay, Brentwood, Thurrock, and Wickford areas.

  • Examples of the care we provide:
  • Wound care
  • Administration of intravenous, subcutaneous, and intramuscular medication
  • Bloody monitoring
  • Blood pressure monitoring
  • Sleep studies and support for premature babies
  • Nasogastric and gastrostomy care
  • Oncology support
  • Care for children with long term condition

This is not a full list, so please contact the team for further information.

How to contact the team

For non-urgent queries please call: 0300 300 1521, option 1 (Mon-Fri, 09:00- 17:00). Out of hours, please leave and answerphone message and your call will be returned the next working day.

For urgent calls please call at any time: 07623 909801 and leave a message with your name and telephone number. A nurse will contact you back within 20 minutes.