Diana Children's Community Service - Acute and Continuing Nursing Care

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

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. Once received, 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. Patients can be seen:

  • within the home/residential homes/clinics
  • colleges/Schools/nurseries
  • social care settings

Appointments where possible are made to fit around the child / young person’s needs. All appointments are planned and dependent upon service availability.

Click here to download the referral form.

For all Hospitals not Leicester Royal Infirmary – If intervention requires medication administration, please download the additional medication authorisation chart that will need to be given to the family on discharge / posted to the Diana Service prior to discharge:

Click here to download the Diana Service MAAR chart.

Note: one chart will be required for each separate medication including dilutants for IV medication.

Referral criteria

Children and young people aged up to 18 years old who it is felt will benefit from specialist Diana nursing in a community setting.

Referral by email to fypc.referrals@nhs.net with completed referral form. This can be accessed by phoning in to the service.

Criteria exclusion

None stated.

How to access this service

Access is by referral from a healthcare professional.

What conditions do you cover

Life-limiting, life-threatening, Diana, children, young-people, nursing.

Contact info

0116 295 5080


  • education/teaching staff
  • healthcare professional
  • social services staff
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