Who do we see and what do we do?
Children and young people are seen by the Community Children’s Nursing Team if they are registered with a Rotherham General Practitioner (GP).
The Rapid Response Team will see children and young people who have recently been or are still acutely unwell who no longer need to be in hospital but require further support to ensure they are safely cared for in the community.
The Complex Care Nursing Team provides respite care in the community for children/young people with complex health needs and their families. This care is provided by the Health Care Support Workers supervised by qualified nursing staff. If you would like to find out if your child is eligible for this service, more information is available on Rotherham’s ‘Local Offer’ website http://www.rotherhamsendlocaloffer.org/
Special Education Nurses 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.
The Special Education Nurses aim to make sure that children and young people with health needs can get the most out of life and their time in school. They will provide help to plan care, assess and review children’s needs, provide information for education staff and work with parents. They work closely with schools, special schools in particular, providing care plans when needed and training for school staff. Some more information about how school staff and the special education nurse work together can be found at the links below:
Supporting children with health needs in school - A guide to training for school staff in Rotherham
Supporting children with health needs in school - A guide to partnership working in special schools
Children and young people who have epilepsy, diabetes or asthma may be seen by the Specialist Nurses.