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Diana Children’s Community Service – Acute and Continuing Nursing Care


What Does Our Service Do?

The service provides short term and continuing nursing care to children and young people up to the age of 18 years.

The service is offered to families registered with a GP within the Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland region.

Examples of those who would receive service include a child / young person requiring wound care post trauma/surgery or passing feeding tubes/ intravenous antibiotics.
 

How Does Our Service Work?

An assessment will be performed during the first booked visit and further care negotiated.  A named nurse will be allocated who will take the lead in the care.  We will liaise with other professionals as required.

All supplies required to deliver care will be arranged at this time if not already organised.  If the child / young person is to be discharged from a hospital setting it is expected that they will have provided adequate equipment.

Core service hours are between 08:00 - 20:00 7 days a week.  For out of hours there is an answer phone facility listened to at 08:00, 12:00 and 16:00 at the weekend and bank holidays.  Appointments where possible are made to fit around the child / young person’s needs.  All appointments are planned and dependent upon service availability.

  • Within the home/residential homes/clinics
  • Colleges/Schools/nurseries
  • Social care settings

How Can You Access Our Service?

To access our service the child / young person requires a referral.  This can be made by any professional (e.g. health, social, education). A referral cannot be directly received from a parent / carer. The referral will be reviewed by a registered children’s nurse who will contact the professional and family as required.  It is for the professional who referred to contact the family and provide the next step advice,  if a referral is not accepted.

Contact Us

By telephone on 0116 2955080

Or our address:

Diana Children’s Community Service
Bridge Park Plaza
Bridge Park Road
Thurmaston
Leicester
LE4 8PQ

Further Information

We welcome you to contact us if you require further information.

How Did We Do?

If you have any comments or queries about our service, please let us know by emailing feedback@leicspart.nhs.uk

 

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