Conditions in scope

We might see children or young people in Devon who have:

  • Breathing/airway difficulties
  • Compromised mobility
  • Eating and drinking difficulty
  • Complex continence problems
  • Sleeping disorders caused by a medical condition
  • Personal care/skin problems
  • Seizures

How can we help?

We are a skilled team of specialist community children’s nurses. We provide a wide range of nursing and extended nursing roles, and facilitate the promotion of health needs and the delivery of medical care and treatments.

By working with children and young people within their usual environment we are able to reduce the number of hospital stays/visits. This helps towards ensuring that the child or young person has access the same care opportunities as those without additional needs.

For children/young people with complex health needs who requiring hospital admission, liaison with the community nursing team will ensure that the child/young person is admitted for as short a period of time as possible. The community children’s nursing service are active members of the palliative care pathway for children and young people, and facilitates the provision of appropriate nursing care to meet the complex healthcare needs of children on this pathway.