Who are we?
The Children’s Community Nursing Team is made up of a variety of health care professionals. The team ensure that they provide high quality and safe care enabling children and young people to remain in their home environment whilst still getting the care they need. The team consists of:
Community Children’s Nursing Team Leader – this is a qualified nurse who oversees the management and delivery of the service.
Community Children’s Nurses – these are qualified nurses who deliver nursing care within the community setting. One of our nurses can prescribe a limited range of medicines.
Specialist Care Co-Ordinator (formerly known as Continuing Health Care Co-Ordinator) – this is a qualified nurse who co-ordinates the care provision for children with long-term, multiple and complex health needs.
Health Care Support Workers – these are specifically trained Health Care Support workers who deliver a variety of care in various locations, supporting both children and young adults and their families to be cared for in their home environment. The Health Care Support Workers also provide support to the Community Children’s Nursing Team and liaise with the hospital to ensure that specialist care can be provided within the community.
Special School Nurses – these are qualified nurses who provide specialist nursing care to a variety of children and young people with complex health needs to ensure that they can successfully access education.
All of these health care professionals are supported closely by Consultant Colleagues at Rotherham Hospital and also by Specialist Consultants at other hospitals.