Lewisham and Greenwich: hospital at home

Lewisham and Greenwich Children’s Community Nursing Team and Hospital at Home Team  

Region: Lewisham, Lambeth and Southwark
Geography: Urban 

Aims

To promote independence for families and facilitate earlier discharge from hospital, fewer re-admissions and reduce the number of hospital visits for the family. Enabling children to return to their home environment and be supported there whilst continuing with their usual lives where possible.

Target patient groups

Children aged between 0-16 years and disabled young people up to 19 years who are still in full time education. All children and young people referred to the Team must be registered with a GP in Lewisham, Lambeth and Southwark.

The service model

See children in their own homes and in a variety of community settings, including schools, nurseries and respite care facilities. Drug administration including iv antibiotics and some chemotherapy.

  • Wound dressings
  • Blood tests – using a central venous access device or peripherally
  • Monitoring treatment progress e.g. blood pressure monitoring
  • Support with changing a tracheostomy
  • Support with changing a naso-gastric tube or balloon enteral feeding device
  • Oxygen therapy and saturation monitoring
  • Sleep studies
  • Teaching and education
  • End of life care
  • Rapid response
  • Review of children presenting to ED
  • Fluid challenges
  • Respiratory assessments

Opening times

7 days 9am -5pm CCNT  7 days 8am – 10pm H@H

Staffing

Qualified Paediatric Nurses

Who can refer

Open referral system. Referrals to the team can be made by anyone including hospital staff, GPs, community staff and parents

Contact for more information

Alison Fagan lead Nurse CCNT and H@H

LH.CCNT2@nhs.net

020 3049 3780 CCNT  020 3192 6130/6017 H@H

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