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Community Children’s Nursing Team

Providing hands-on nursing care to children and young people (up to 19) with both short and long-term conditions.

Contact us

East Kent

0300 7900 284/285
kcht.ccnt@nhs.net

Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm
(with a limited service between 8am to 9am and 5pm to 8pm)

Saturday to Sunday, 9am to 5pm
(there is a limited service with two members of staff).

There is a nurse on call 24 hours a day to answer calls and queries.

The team offers a 24 hours out of hours visits for end of life care.

West Kent

0300 013 6230
kentchft.westkentccn@nhs.net

Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm

Dartford, Gravesham and Swanley

0300 123 3026
kchft.ccntdgs@nhs.net

Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm

Who we are

We are a community nursing service comprising children’s nurses and children’s support workers. We provide hands-on care and support to children and young people with nursing needs, from short-term illnesses to long-term disabilities or chronic health conditions and end of life care.

What we do

We try to keep children out of hospital as much as possible by delivering care closer to home and helping families and carers to care for their child in the community with our support. We liaise with other healthcare professionals to ensure a seamless service.

We train parents, carers and other professionals and liaise with the multi-disciplinary team to ensure the child’s care is planned appropriately and work in a variety of community settings, including schools, nurseries and patients’ homes.

How do you use this service?

You can get in touch using the information here or you can be referred by a GP or healthcare professional.

Ready, Steady, Go, Hello programme

In healthcare, we use the word 'transition' to describe the process of preparing, planning and moving from children's to adult services. To support people with a long term condition through transition, we've adopted the Ready, Steady, Go transition programme.

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This programme has been developed by University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust and you will be directed to their dedicated website.

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May 2023
Swanley

Very patient with my autistic daughter very happy despite my daughter being so reluctant.

May 2023
Gravesham

The nurse was amazing and explained everything clearly.

May 2023
Canterbury

Always come on time ,very nice and helpful with any concerns I may have regarding my child. I feel very comfortable with them.

April 2023
Faversham

Thank you so much for everything you have done for our family. We are so lucky to have had you care for both of our boys - they both love Heidi's visits! I've loved our chats and have always felt so safe in your care. We will miss you, with all our love.

January 2023
Ashford

So easy quick and convenient and lovely nurses.

January 2023
Maidstone

The team of nurses have been so kind, professional, helpful and reassuring. Having the team come the the home has made everything so convenient and comforting for my daughter.

January 2023
Gravesham

We were seen as soon as we walked through the door. The nurse was friendly and explained everything clearly. It was incredibly quick and efficient.

December 2022
Maidstone

They were very helpful and friendly.

December 2022
Gravesham

The nurse was so kind and patient. So loving.

December 2022
Maidstone

The team of nurses have been so kind, professional, helpful and reassuring. Having the team come to the home has made everything so convenient and comforting for my daughter.

May 2022
Thanet

The staff are extremely friendly and are very understanding and explain everything clearly.

April 2022
Faversham

Always supportive and amazing with my son.

April 2022
Gravesham

Nurse was very punctual she was nice and friendly explained everthing that need to happen. She was very reassurring

April 2022
Dartford

All the nurses that came were brilliant and it was amazing to be able to have treatment at home

December 2021
Canterbury

We have had amazing support from the whole team. Friendly helpful and professional

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