HCT and West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust collaborate on new Integrated Asthma and Wheeze Nurse-led service

Posted: October 11 2021

HCT and West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust collaborate on new Integrated Asthma and Wheeze Nurse-led service

HCT and West Hertfordshire Hospitals Trust have set up a new integrated Asthma and Wheeze nurse-led service that aims to improve outcomes and to support children, their families and local services with the long-term management of asthma/wheeze to prevent attacks. The nurses will provide a collaborative approach as a community and hospital integrated team with children being seen in clinics according to clinical need.

The service accepts patients aged 2 to 16 years old who are registered with a West Herts GP and have presented on two or more occasions with exacerbation of pre-school wheeze/viral wheeze or asthma. This is NOT an urgent care pathway; the child must have recovered from an attack and be clinically stable. For children who require a same day (or up to 48 hour) nursing review please follow the Urgent Care pathway.

Referrals are accepted Monday – Friday between 9am and 5pm by submitting a completed referral form and emailing it to hct.cypasthmawheeze@nhs.net. The referral form can be accessed via DXS for GPs from 18th October 2021. Please call the community service office on 01923 470680 or 07799 347637 with any queries.

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