Children’s Community Nursing

The Children's Community Nursing teams provide a service to children aged 0-19 years. They provide short term nursing support such as wound care, as well as support for long term conditions and specialist training for carers and patients.

The team work with the children and their families to enable early discharge from hospital and the prevention of admissions.

They can be lead professionals for families who have a child with highly complex needs and also provide  palliative care.

The team consists of:

  • Specialist Community Children's Nurses who have developed an expertise in children with complex and lifelong health problems
  • Children's Community Nurses
  • Specialist Continence Nurse
  • Clinical lead for Continence
  • Health Care practitioners

What parents have said about this service:

The nurse who comes out to us is brilliant, she has helped us so much with my daughter's treatment, I could not recommend her enough. Fantastic service!

Your local contacts for the Networks are:

East

Springboard Child Development Centre, Orton Road, Carlisle, Cumbria, CA2 7HE
01228 608112
springboardadmin@cumbria.nhs.uk

West 

Workington Hospital, Park Lane, Workington, CA14 2RW 
01900 705080
childrensspecialisthubwest@cumbria.nhs.uk

South

Kendal
Kinta House, Helme Close, Kendal, LA9 7HY
01539 718150
Admin.kinta@cumbria.nhs.uk

Barrow
Atkinson Health Centre, Market Street, Barrow-in-Furness, LA14 2LR         
01229 409629
adminahc@cumbria.nhs.uk