Children's Community Nursing Service

Children's Community Nursing Service

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Children's Community Nursing Service

Providing nursing care for children and young people with a health need in their own home or the community, including training and support for families and carers.

Contact This Service

This service can be accessed through our Care Co-ordination Centre

Available Monday to Friday 8am to 6pm

About this service

Eligibility criteria

Children under 16, registered with a GP in the NHS Mid Essex area, who have a health need requiring nursing support.

Or children under 19 years if they have a complex disability and remain under the care of a consultant paediatrician.


Children living in the Halstead area. This area is supported by another service.



Service details

We provide a community nursing service to children and young people. Our primary aim is to prevent hospital admission, attendance and length of hospital stay through supporting a family to care for their child at home or within their local community.

The main areas we provide nursing care for are:

  • Cancers
  • Neonatal
  • Respiratory, such as cystic fibrosis clinics
  • Complex needs
  • Palliative care
  • Dermatology, such as eczema and wound care
  • Rheumatology
  • Renal
  • Neurological
  • Allergies
  • Bowel care, such as constipation
  • Orthopaedics

Service Delivery

We deliver our Children's Community Nursing Service to people's homes and clinical locations throughout the Mid Essex area.

Referral process

You can refer your own child by calling us on the number in the contacts box on this page. 

Your child can be referred by a healthcare professional, such as your GP or a hospital consultant.

Customer survey results for this service

Date of Survey 14 January 2016 to 4 March 2016

How many people responded – 53

Here’s what service users told us

100% said they found their Children’s Community Nurse to be professional

100% told us that they felt they were treated with dignity and respect by the Children’s Community Nurses

97.06% said that they were treated sensitively with kindness and consideration for your / their needs?

94.44% said that they felt that they were involved as much and they wanted to be in decisions about their / their child’s care and treatment.

Click here to find out more about customer surveys of this service.

When & Where

We provide this service at a number of locations. To find the location nearest to you, enter your postcode into the field below and then click ‘Submit’.

Then click on a red marker on the map to find out details about that particular location and to get directions to it from your postcode.

Directions will appear at the bottom of your screen once you have clicked the "get directions" option on the red marker, so please scroll down.

Find your nearest site

If you are registered with SystmOnline you will be able to view your own Electronic Medical Record (EMR), manage your appointments, request repeat medication, update contact details and message your healthcare service. There is also a SystmOnline app available for Apple and Android devices.

Getting In Touch

Your feedback is a key source of information and we encourage you to get in touch if you have any questions, concerns, compliments or would like to make a complaint relating to our services. We can:

  • Resolve your problems or concerns
  • Provide advice and support
  • Answer your questions
  • Point you in the right direction of useful information and support

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