Children’s Community Nursing Team

About the Trafford Children’s Community Nursing Service

The Trafford Children’s Community Nursing Team (CCNT) are part of the Complex Needs Service and are a team of qualified children’s nurses and clinical support workers who are dedicated and committed to delivering care closer to home for children and young people within the Trafford area.

The main aims of the CCNT service are to:-

  • Deliver care closer to children and young people who have mild acute illnesses within their home or other community settings.
  • Reduce hospital admissions and length of stay for children with ongoing and chronic conditions
  • Provide support within the homes for children and young people with complex and additional health needs
  • Reduce avoidable hospital admissions for children’s with acute illnesses by working in partnership with primary, secondary and tertiary care
  • Facilitate early discharge from hospital following elective and non elective surgical admissions
  • Provide accessible nurse led clinics within the community setting
  • Provide education and training to families and our CYPS multi-agency colleagues involved in providing care to the children and young people of Trafford
  • Promote health and well being for all children and young people in Trafford by reducing health inequalities for those who are most vulnerable.

Who we help

The CCNT is commissioned to provide care for the children and young people (CYP) residing in the Trafford area, up to the age of 16 year for short term / acute care, or the 19th birthday in the case of CYP with complex and additional health needs.

How we help

The CCNT aims to promote self care and health promotion for the children and young people of Trafford, by working proactively where possible, and being reactive to their individual needs.

Parental and children/young people’s empowerment is one of the fundamentals of children’s community nursing and is encouraged by the support, care and advice that the CCNT provide.

We also work in partnership with a variety of services to promote and enable all children and young people to achieve their best possible outcome.

Any child or young person with a nursing need can be referred to the CCNT. Some examples are (list not exhaustive):

  • Support for children and young people with complex and additional needs.
  • Post operative care
  • Care during acute illnesses
  • Wound care – general, post operative, burns/scalds, suture removal
  • Enuresis management
  • Constipation management
  • Acute asthma care
  • Orthopaedic care
  • Respiratory care
  • Rheumatic conditions requiring subcutaneous medications
  • Chronic asthma management
  • Eczema or other skin conditions management
  • Oncology – support and chemotherapy administration
  • Cardiac care
  • Palliative and end of life care
  • Epilepsy support
  • Cystic fibrosis support – also administer courses of intravenous antibiotics when necessary

The service also provides a range of specified equipment and consumables to support children with complex health needs e.g. enteral feeding support, suction requirements, tracheostomy care. CCNT no longer offer a delivery service for this equipment, items must be collected from Meadway Health Centre, Sale.

The CCNT also provides a range of nurse led clinics, providing a combination of telephone, face to face and virtual appointments.  The current provision is for the following conditions:-

  • Constipation clinic
    • Friday 14:00 – 16:30
  • Continence clinic (nocturnal bed wetting only):
    • Tuesdays 14:00 to 16:30
    • Thursdays, 14:00 to 16:30
  • Eczema clinic:
    • Mondays 09:30- 12:00 (telephone clinic appointments only)
    • 1.30pm – 4.30pm,
    • Wednesdays, 14:00 to 16:30

Referral process

Referrals to the CCNT can be made via telephone, email or letter and are accepted from all agencies working with children and young people.

Self-referrals are accepted from parents providing a diagnosis has been made by a General Practitioner or Advanced Nurse Practitioner.

Referrals are triaged by the service and appointments are arranged, based upon the nature of the referral and treatment, care or support required.

Requests for same day, urgent visits must be discussed and agreed via the telephone with the nurse coordinator.

Service operating hours

  • Monday to Sunday,  08:30am until 10pm, including bank holidays
  • 24 hours on call service available for end of life care

Service location and contact information

  • Monday to Friday 08:30 – 16:30
  • Sale Waterside
    1st Floor
    M33 7ZF
  • 0161 934 8333

The service has an answer machine available 24 hours a day however this is checked only during operation hours.   (referrals from professionals only)

The service also has a mailbox for parents / carers to contact the team with non urgent enquires, which is monitored periodically during office hours. (non-urgent enquiries from parents)

  • Monday to Friday 16:30 – 22:00,

Weekends and Bank Holidays 08:30 – 22:00

Meadway Health Center
M33 4PS

0161 934 8333   (referrals from professionals only)

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