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Community nursing

Community Nursing provides some aspects of nursing care to children and young people in Kirklees  from birth up to 19th birthday.

In North Kirklees (WF12-17, BD19, BD12 - Batley, Cleckheaton, Dewsbury, Liversedge, Heckmondwike, Ravensthorpe and Mirfield) this service is provided by Locala

In South Kirklees (Huddersfield post codes) this service is provided by CHFT

Community nursing supports children and young people with the following (this list is not exhaustive & each referral will be dealt with on an individual basis):

  • Home oxygen therapy
  • Oncology (cancer) and some blood related disorders
  • Wound care e.g. post-operative wounds, pressure wounds
  • Some aspects of epilepsy
  • Children with long term conditions
  • Gastrostomy & Nasogastric tubes
  • End of life care for children with a nursing need who have life limiting/life threatening conditions
  • Support with invasive/non-invasive ventilation
  • Support families with injections
  • Training and technical assistance with equipment
  • Bowel & bladder dysfunction
  • Sleep studies at a consultant request

What we do:

We provide some aspects of nursing care to children and young people in North Kirklees (WF12-17, BD19, BD12 - Batley, Cleckheaton, Dewsbury, Liversedge, Heckmondwike, Ravensthorpe and Mirfield) from birth up to 19th birthday.

A referral needs to be made online where possible or via Single Point of Contact. Please see link and contact details below.

Depending on the nature of the referral we will either see children in their own home or at an agreed place such as a health centre or the Child Development Centre at Dewsbury and District Hospital.

How to access this service

Children can be referred by a paediatrician, staff at the hospital, a GP, health professional or by a parent.

Once a referral has been accepted someone from the team will contact you for some more information & to arrange a visit/appointment.

If we ask you to come to a specified venue for your appointment these are all wheelchair accessible.

Frequency: The team work Monday to Friday 8am – 5pm. We do not cover Weekends or bank holidays.

Contact number: Locala Single Point of Contact Phone 0300 305 5555 (option1)

What we do:

We provide aspects of nursing care to children and young people in South Kirklees (Huddersfield post codes) from birth up to 18th birthday.

Depending on the nature of the referral we will either see children in their own home or at an agreed place such as a school/Nursery or hospital setting

Children can be referred by a pediatrician, staff at the hospital, health professional or by a parent.

A referral can be made by completing our referral form and submitting it to our generic email box childrenscommunity@cht.nhs.uk

Once a referral has been accepted someone from the team will contact you for some more information & to arrange a visit/appointment.

Frequency: The team work Monday to Sunday 8.30 am – 4.30pm and we also cover bank holidays.

Contact number: 01484 342872 (Answer machine facility in place)

 

Last updated: 12/10/2020

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