About the service
Our aim is to prevent and shorten hospital admissions for all children aged 0-19 years of age who have a Gateshead GP by promoting Family Centred Care.
The service provides Specialist Children’s Nursing Care to the children 7 days per week service, seeing the children either at home, relative’s homes, nurseries, mainstream and special schools, respite facilities, and summer play schemes.
When a referral is received, the team will carry out a triage telephone call with the child’s family and arrange the initial home visit. During the phone call, information about the equipment required and any worries that the family may have will be gathered.
The team will ensure that they have the appropriate equipment and information required to carry out the initial visit.
Service opening hours
The children’s nursing team is available Monday – Friday 8.00am – 8.00pm. Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holidays 8.00am – 5.00pm