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Northampton General Hospital NHS Trust

Community Children's Nursing Service


The community children's nursing service (CCN's) consists of lead nurse, senior staff nurses and children's support. We provide a comprehensive nursing service to children and young people (CYP) who have nursing needs which cannot be met by universal services. This may include children and young people with acute short-term conditions, those with disabilities and complex needs, and children and young people with life-limiting/life-threatening illnesses including those requiring palliative and end of life care. 

We provide care to:

  • Children aged 0-18 years
  • Children who are residents in the West Northamptonshire area.
  • Children who are registered with a GP in the West Northamptonshire area, who have a GP who is part of the Nene Commissioning Group.

Children who meet the criteria would include those who are:

  • Children who have palliative/end of life needs.
  • Enterally fed
  • Have Oxygen requirement
  • Require suction
  • Have a Tracheostomy
  • Require saturation monitoring
  • Requiring nebulised therapy
  • Require post-operative wound care/catheter removal
  • On going management of ACE procedure
  • Long term home ventilation
  • Maintenance of Central Venous Access Devices
  • Have a pressure ulcer

(Please note the above are examples and not a definitive list)

Referrals are made to our service via the referral management centre this can be accesses at:

Contact details

Telephone: 01604 523896

The community children's nursing service is available from Monday-Friday (excluding bank holidays) 08.00 - 18.00



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