MP proud to have respite service in town

Posted: September 16 2016

A respite service for children with complex health needs received a special visit by the local MP.

MP proud to have respite service in town

Watford MP Richard Harrington (far right) joins staff and children at Nascot Lawn to find out more about the service.

Watford MP Richard Harrington was given a guided tour of Nascot Lawn in Langley Road, following a chat with staff about the services provided.

The large Victorian house is owned by Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust and provides short breaks for children with complex health needs and learning disability across the county.

The facility is the only one of its kind in Hertfordshire available through the NHS.

Sharon Lewis, nurse manager at Nascot Lawn, said: “We have 57 children and young people on our case loads to date. We can accommodate up to six children a night for up to nine consecutive nights at any given time.

“We were delighted to be able to show Mr Harrington the services we offer and help raise our profile. He showed a great interest in our work which I hope he shares with his constituency.”

Mr Harrington said: “It was an honour to meet the amazing staff at the service and find out more about what they do every day. It is a source of pride to have this facility in Watford.”

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