The Children’s Community Nurses are a team of nurses who are trained to care for sick children. We do most of our work in the child’s home. We also work in community settings such as clinics, schools and nurseries. The service is based in Watford and the Nurses work across all of West Hertfordshire. Clinics are held in St Albans, Hemel Hempstead and Watford. We work closely with the Paediatric Team at Watford General Hospital as well as Specialist Hospitals such Great Ormond Street. The service is provided for all children age 0 to 18 or 0 to 19 (if still at Learning Disability School). The service operates seven days a week and extends to 24 hour care when this is required to support a child at the end of life.
Our aim is to reduce the impact of childhood illness and reduce the need for hospital admissions. When hospital admission is needed, we work to reduce the length of stay whenever possible. The Nurses will support children with long term conditions such as childhood cancer. They will also see children who require short term care for example following surgery. The Nurses are skilled in managing a wide range of complex conditions, which allows the child to spend as much time as possible at home with their family.
Tel: 01923 470680
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