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Children Community Asthma Nurses Southampton

We are a nurse led specialist team for children diagnosed as asthmatic. We work with GP's and the hospital respiratory team. Our aim is to raise awareness and improve the management of asthma and related respiratory disorders to help prevent and reduce hospital admissions.

Referral Criteria

The Community Children’s Asthma Service consists of one Children’s Community Respiratory Nurse operating in Solent East (Portsmouth City) and one Children’s Community AsthmaNurse operating in Solent West (Southampton City). Both Services aim to reduce hospital attendances and admissions for children with asthma through educating and empowering children and their families in all aspects of asthma management. The Nurses work closely with GP Practices within their localities and the Respiratory Teams within Portsmouth Hospitals (Solent East) and University Hospital Southampton (Solent West).

Referral Criteria

The service welcomes referrals from health care professionals only (via email, fax or post) for children who fit ALL three of the following:

 

1. Are under 16 years old

2. Are registered with a Portsmouth City GP (Solent East) or a Southampton City GP (Solent West),

3. Have a definitive diagnosis of asthma / or who are on asthma preventer treatment

 

To those fitting the criteria stated above, the service aims to offer support to children and their families with:

 

-          Newly Diagnosed asthma

-          Difficult asthma

-          Interval symptoms despite commencing/ increasing treatment

-          Poor compliance to treatment

-          Repeated oral steroids

-          Repeated visits to out of hours /ED

-          Poor school attendance due to asthma

-          Home nebuliser

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Contact Information

Contact Sally Griffin
Fax 023 8069 8474
E-mail SNHS.Community-Childrens-Asthma-Nurses@nhs.net
Address Adelaide Health Centre, 2nd Floor, William MacLeod Way, Southampton, Hampshire, SO16 4XE
 

Opening Hours

Monday 8:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 8:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 8:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 8:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 8:30 am - 9:00 pm


Additional opening hours information
Any messages left on the office phone will be dealt with within 24 hours (excluding weekends and bank holidays). Any urgent calls should be directed to the Urgent Call Service number: 0844 745 2118. This is available during the hours detailed within, as well as weekends and bank holidays between 09:00am and 6:00pm.

Additional Information for Health Professional

Full service description

The Community Children’s Asthma Service consists of one Children’s Community Respiratory Nurse operating in Solent East (Portsmouth City) and one Children’s Community AsthmaNurse operating in Solent West (Southampton City). Both Services aim to reduce hospital attendances and admissions for children with asthma through educating and empowering children and their families in all aspects of asthma management. The Nurses work closely with GP Practices within their localities and the Respiratory Teams within Portsmouth Hospitals (Solent East) and University Hospital Southampton (Solent West). 

Contacts and Locations

Solent East (Portsmouth City)

Alyson Pearce

Community Children’s Respiratory Nurse

Community Outreach Assessment & Support Team

Cosham Community Children's Nursing Team

Cosham Health Centre

Vectis Way

PO6 3AW

 

Solent West (Southampton City)

Sally Griffin

Community Children’s Asthma Nurse

Community Outreach Assessment & Support Team

Community Children’s Nursing Service

2nd Floor, Adelaide Health Centre

William Macleod Way

Southampton

Hants

SO16 4XE

Referral Criteria

The Community Children’s Asthma Service consists of one Children’s Community Respiratory Nurse operating in Solent East (Portsmouth City) and one Children’s Community AsthmaNurse operating in Solent West (Southampton City). Both Services aim to reduce hospital attendances and admissions for children with asthma through educating and empowering children and their families in all aspects of asthma management. The Nurses work closely with GP Practices within their localities and the Respiratory Teams within Portsmouth Hospitals (Solent East) and University Hospital Southampton (Solent West).

Referral Criteria

The service welcomes referrals from health care professionals only (via email, fax or post) for children who fit ALL three of the following:

 

1. Are under 16 years old

2. Are registered with a Portsmouth City GP (Solent East) or a Southampton City GP (Solent West),

3. Have a definitive diagnosis of asthma / or who are on asthma preventer treatment

 

To those fitting the criteria stated above, the service aims to offer support to children and their families with:

 

-          Newly Diagnosed asthma

-          Difficult asthma

-          Interval symptoms despite commencing/ increasing treatment

-          Poor compliance to treatment

-          Repeated oral steroids

-          Repeated visits to out of hours /ED

-          Poor school attendance due to asthma

-          Home nebuliser

Referral Method

Patients/Parents

If you/your child meets the criteria for this service and you would like to be referred, please discuss with your GP or relevant Health Professional.

 

Health Professionals (Solent West)

Please send a referral form to:

Email: SNHS.Community-Childrens-Asthma-Nurses@nhs.net

Fax: 02380 698474

Post:      Sally Griffin

2nd Floor, Adelaide Health Centre

William Macleod Way

Southampton

Hants

SO16 4XE

 

Health Professionals Solent (East)

Please send a referral form to:

Email: alyson.pearce@nhs.net

Fax: 02392 382841

Post:   Alyson Pearce

              First Floor Cosham Health Centre

              Vectis Way

              Cosham

              PO6 3AW

Other information & documentation

The Asthma Service is a chronic service providing on going support and follow up for Children with a diagnosis of asthma and their families. Urgent or acute referrals are not accepted.

Clinical Lead Contact Info

Clinical Lead Kelly Owens
Clinical Lead Title Team Manager
Clinical Lead Phone 02392 318 080
Clinical Lead e-mail kelly.owens@solent.nhs.uk

Service Manager Contact Info

Service Manager Angela Anderson
Service Manager Title Service Manager
Service Manager Phone 02380 538 755
Service Manager e-mail angela.anderson@solent.nhs.uk
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