Children's community nursing

Who is the service for?

Provided by Norfolk Community Health and Care (NCHC), the service is for children and young people under 18 years (19 for young people attending complex needs schools) who have additional nursing needs and are registered with a GP from Norwich CCG, North Norfolk CCG or South Norfolk CCG.

The nurses provide support to families and children through training, advice and direct care for children with a range of nursing needs including those requiring tube feeding, oxygen therapy, wound care, intravenous antibiotics, tracheostomy management, catheterisation etc. This may be at home or in another community setting such as school

The nurses work closely with other professionals such as teachers, physiotherapists, speech and language therapists, occupational therapists and paediatricians to provide care and support to children and their families across central Norfolk.

The nurses offer a service seven days a week between 8am and 8pm.

How to contact us

Children’s Community Nursing Team
Norwich Community Hospital
Bowthorpe Road
Tel: 01603 508943

Visit the NHS Children's Nursing website.

How to refer to us

Referrals into the service must be made by a health professional for the initial assessment, via our Single Point of Referral office.  Tel: 01603 505 581 

Re-referrals are accepted from parents, school staff or a health professional.

How does the service change between children’s services and adult services?

Children are referred into the appropriate adult nursing service as they reach 18 or 19 years of age.  

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