Children’s community nursing

The children‘s community nursing team provides specialist nursing care for children and young people who have short and long term health needs that cannot be met by mainstream services.

The team visit children and young people in their homes, schools or nurseries to offer specialist nursing support for premature babies, children and young people with cancer, asthma and epilepsy.

The team work closely with other professionals in the hospital and community setting to help prevent children and young people being admitted to hospital and to enable early discharge to a home environment wherever possible.

Patient information

Contact our service in Waltham Forest

Children’s community nursing team
Wood Street Health Centre
6 Linford Road
Walthamstow
E17 3LA

Tel: 0208 430 7930
Fax: 0208 430 7931
Email: wfcommunitychildrens.nursing@nhs.net

Opening times: Monday to Saturday 8.30am - 4.30 pm, including bank holidays. In addition the service operates from Acorn Children’s Ward at Whipps Cross Hospital on Saturdays and bank holidays. The contact number remains 0208 430 7930.

Referrals

Referrals are accepted from parents/guardians and professionals in health, education or social care. A specialist children's service referral form must be completed, and signed consent from parent/guardian to share information must be provided.