The Team consists of a Specialist Nurse, a Psychologist and an Administrator.
The main role of the service is to provide a culturally sensitive service that promotes quality of life and optimal health of all children with Sickle Cell Disease and Thalassaemia. This is delivered through education, compassion and support.
Our aim is to:
- to deliver the new born blood spot results and diagnosis to families who have a baby with a Sickle Cell Disorder
- engage and empower families through compassion, education and support to promote the health and quality of life of the child and young person with Sickle Cell and Thalassaemia Disorders in the community
- to assess the health needs of the child and young person with an emphasis on health promotion and self-care in order to prevent admission to hospital wherever possible
- to work with young persons to develop an individual plan of care to optimise successful transition to adult services
- act as an information and educational resource to other healthcare professionals within the community, acute hospital services and the voluntary sector
Contact the service
Tel: 01923 470680