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Children's Community Nursing (CCN) Service Portsmouth

The Children’s Integrated Community Nursing Service is provided by Solent NHS Trust and commissioned to provide care across 3 CCG’s - Portsmouth, Fareham & Gosport and SE Hampshire.

The service provides seamless care to children with a nursing need, including those who have

  • Complex health needs,
  • Chronic illness or conditions,
  • Life limiting/threatening conditions,
  • Palliative care needs
  • End of life care needs
  • Short term care – such as Wound care & IV antibiotics
  • Urgent care (COAST) to support acutely unwell children with one of the 10 specific conditions to be cared for in their own homes.

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Referral criteria

Generic CCN 0 – 19years with a health need requiring nursing input that are registered with a GP covered by the CCG.

Urgent care (COAST) 0 -16yrs who are registered with a GP covered by the CCG. And have been assessed by a GP/Nurse Practitioner or hospital doctor and requires on-going review and assessment with one of the following 10 conditions:

  • Gastroenteritis 
  • Febrile Convulsion
  • UTI   
  • Asthma
  • Viral URTI 
  • Chest Infection
  • Tonsillitis
  • Croup
  • Viral Wheeze
  • Bronchiolitis

Full service description

The Children’s Community Nursing Service is provided by Solent NHS Trust and commissioned to provide care across 3 CCG’s - Portsmouth, Fareham & Gosport and SE Hampshire.

The service has a vision to provide seamless care to children with a nursing need, including those who have

  • Complex health needs,
  • Chronic illness or conditions,
  • Life limiting/threatening conditions,
  • Palliative care needs
  • End of life care needs
  • Short term care – such as Wound care & IV antibiotics
  • Urgent care (COAST) to support acutely unwell children with one of the 10 specific conditions to be cared for in their own homes.

The aim of the service is to provide a high quality in reach and outreach nursing service and to enable early, safe planned discharge from hospital and to prevent unnecessary admissions. These services are a link between primary and secondary care and support and encourage the development of partnership working.

The CCN service works in partnership with Acute and Community Paediatricians, , GP’s, Therapists, Health Visitors, School Nurses, Schools, Children’s Services and voluntary organisations to help the children and young people achieve their full potential and live as full a life as possible.

This care is delivered in the community location that is the most appropriate for that child or young person e.g. home, school, community clinic or respite centre.

The CCN team also provides nursing support into 3 Special Schools, Mary Rose Academy in Portsmouth, St Francis School in Fareham and Rachel Maddox School in South East Hampshire.

Referral method

Generic CCN – By completing a written referral form and emailing this to the generic account

Urgent care(COAST) requires 2 steps to complete referral

  1. Verbal referral – Phone COAST nurses directly to discuss suitability of referral and capacity
  2. Email referral to Team account

Contact Information

0300 123 6631 CCN office 07795151263, CCN Generic mobile 07990805317 COAST mobile

SNHS.ccnportsmouth@nhs.net or SNHS.CoastPortsmouth@nhs.net

Batternburg Child Development Centre, Batternburg Avenue, North End, Portsmouth, PO2 0TA

Opening hours

  • Monday: 8:00am - 8:00pm
  • Tuesday: 8:00am - 8:00pm
  • Wednesday: 8:00am - 8:00pm
  • Thursday: 8:00am - 8:00pm
  • Friday: 8:00am - 8:00pm

Special Notice
Hours 10:00am - 6:00pm Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holiday's

Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS)

Please visit our services page for specific services and contact details. Alternatively, contact our Patient Advice and Liaison Service by emailing or calling the number below. You can also give us feedback, make a complaint or share a compliment.

pals@solent.nhs.uk

 0800 013 2319

*Lines are open Monday to Friday 8.30am to 5pm

The Freedom of Information (FOI) Act was passed on 30 November 2000. It gives a general right of access to all types of recorded information held by public authorities, with full access granted in January 2005.

The Act sets out exemptions to that right and places certain obligations on public authorities.

Email: InformationGovernanceTeam@solent.nhs.uk

Phone: 0300 123 3919

*Subject to any exemptions which apply, we are obliged to provide the information requested please note that requests for Personal Information is not covered under this Act and should be applied for through the Data Protection Act 1998.

Our administrative and managerial centre is based in Southampton.

While our services can be found around various NHS locations in Southampton and Portsmouth (and surrounding districts), our administrative and managerial centre is based in Southampton at:

Highpoint Venue
Bursledon Road
Southampton
SO19 8BR

If you require a printable version of how to find us including bus times, car access and bike info please download our leaflet. (Copyright of Highpoint Venue).

Central office phone: 0300 123 3390

*Lines open Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm.

If you are a journalist with a media enquiry, please contact the Communications Team at:

communications@solent.nhs.uk 

0300 123 4156 or 02381 031076

The Communications Office is open Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm.