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.

Capital House

0300 7900 284/285

Jubilee Way, Faversham, Kent ME13 8GD

kcht.ccnt@nhs.net

Monday to Friday, 8am to 8pm, weekends 9am to 5pm, with 24-hour cover for end of life care.

Gravesham Community Hospital

0300 123 3026

2nd Floor, Gravesham Community Hospital, Bath Street, Gravesend, Kent, DA11 0DG

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.

Your comments

October 2017
Ashford

Nurses always try to see us at home at a time that is good for us.

October 2017
Thanet

Always helpful and pleasant. (Oncology Nurse)

October 2017
Thanet

Lovely staff.

September 2017
Ashford

Happy with the care that we are receiving and grateful for the help given. (Specialist Oncology Nurse)

September 2017
Faversham

It has given us more time to get on with life without spending days in hospital.

September 2017
Ashford

Nurses are very friendly and my son loves them coming to see him and giving him his drugs and doing his bloods.

September 2017
Thanet

We have always been well cared for and look after. Our concerns and worries are always listened to and dealt with. (Specialist Oncology Nurse)

September 2017
Gravesham

Service was efficient. Emma was very kind and made my son feel safe and secure.

August 2017
Gravesham

I find the nursing staff extremely helpful and supportive and they go above and beyond to ensure my child and parents are comfortable.

August 2017
Dartford

Extremely polite and kind. My daughter has taken really well.

July 2017
Gravesham

Really happy with the care provided by the nurses. The nurses are very professional and friendly.

June 2017
Thanet

They are very helpful and understanding when it comes to the treatment / care needed.

June 2017
Thanet

The Community Team nurses are so child friendly and approach every hurdle in a child friendly and patient way. (Oncology Nurse)

May 2017
Ashford

Padua and the supporting Community Team are amazing and have taken time to get to know my son and us.

April 2017
Deal

All the nurses are really friendly and it is easy to get in contact with the team. It is also great that they come to the house or school to take bloods which makes it all less clinical.

March 2017
Dartford

Excellent care and support and happy to work around our times.

March 2017
Gravesham

Reassuring visits and excellent support.

February 2017
Thanet

Having people come to the house to treat my daughter is such a blessing as I am disabled and wouldn't be able to treat her myself.

February 2017
Thanet

We had laughs and jokes and the nurses always made sure I didn't worry and were really kind and gentle. (Child/Young person)

January 2017
Dartford

Jenny has been fantastic and has really helped me cope with everything we have gone through. She has offered so much needed support.

January 2017
Dover

Everybody is very friendly and helpful. I can't find any fault in the services we receive from the community nurses.

January 2017
Canterbury

Friendly nurses making my son feel at ease when being treated.

November 2016
Dover

Even if staff are very busy they are always there to help and listen to patient and offer support. (Oncology Nursing)

November 2016
Canterbury

Every nurse who has visited has been prompt, friendly and helpful.

November 2016
Dover

tTey are always very good with my daughter and keeping on top of her treatment.

November 2016
Ashford

Community nurses are very friendly, smiley and lovely. I think they are professional. My family are so happy with them and we love Suzie, she is happy all the time. (Oncology Nursing)

November 2016
Dartford

The service we receive is brilliant, never too much trouble to come out and replace our son's feeding tube.

September 2016
Dartford

Friendly and professional. Jenny always offers encouragement and support.

September 2016
Gravesham

The nurses are so kind and very helpful and gentle.

August 2016
Dartford

Tina and the other nurses have been brilliant and supportive and have always kept me informed on every step.

August 2016
Dartford

Jenny came out to see me and my daughter straight away when I rang. She gave me lots of reassurance and guidance, in caring for my little girl. She was so encouraging and supporting of me.

August 2016
Ashford

All of the nurses involved in my son's care have been kind and approachable. They have made my son feel at ease during interventions and we feel comfortable to ask any questions we may have. (Oncology Nursing)

August 2016
Thanet

Nurses are amazing! They make my son feel at ease.

August 2016
Ashford

Extremely helpful. Excellent rapport with staff.

July 2016
Ashford

The community nursing team are excellent and always there at the end of the phone.

July 2016
Dartford

We are so impressed with the service we have received. Jenny is always smiling and interacts with all my children. She has answered all my questions and reassured me when I have had concerns.

June 2016
Dartford

I really like it when Jenny comes to see me, she's funny and makes me laugh. She helps my mum and dad look after me when I am not well.

June 2016
Dartford

The nurses particularly Tina and Gemma are very helpful.

May 2016
Faversham

They are amazing.

April 2016
Ashford

We have always had the greatest care by friendly staff. Nothing is ever to much for them - always so flexible.

April 2016
Folkestone

It's lovely having the same nurse to come on a weekly basis and take away the stress of injections. The nurses are great with my child and so friendly.

April 2016
Thanet

Always come on time, polite and efficient. Results always prompt and helpful with all problems.

Jan-16

Wonderful nurses, caring and friendly. Always willing to help. (Ashford)