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 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.

Your comments

July 2019
Thanet

Allows us to stay out of hospital and complete treatment.

July 2019
Thanet

Made me feel better.

Jun-19
Dartford

Service is excellent.

Jun-19
Thanet

Nurse was very friendly.

February 2019
Dartford

They have really helped and are all lovely.

February 2019
Dartford

Great friendly team.

January 2019
Ashford

Good service with very nice people. (Parent/Carer)

January 2019
Ashford

They have been so helpful with everything we needed and are amazing with both my child and also the family. (Parent/Carer)

January 2019
Ashford

Very good service, friendly and helpful. (Parent/Carer)

April 2018
Ashford

I cannot rate the service more highly. I never imagined a community team could be so competent, kind, flexible or helpful. Trying to juggle with other children, it completely transforms our lives. (Oncology nurse)

April 2018
Dartford

Excellent phone and text response to request. Polite, caring friendly nurses that put you at ease

April 2018
Canterbury

Very friendly and efficient - always on time. (Oncology nurse)

April 2018
Folkestone

All the nurses have been absolutely lovely. Always kept us informed of any correspondence with all the doctors concerning our son. The nurses are always prompt professional and have always put our son first.

March 2018
Ashford

Nurses are very helpful,approachable and very professional. My son is very much comfortable with all of them.

January 2018
Thanet

Friendly, professional care for my child is an obvious priority. Which is more then met .

January 2018
Thanet

Very helpful and kind staff that always come to our rescue.

January 2018
Ashford

Extremely friendly and competent team of nurses. Nothing is too much trouble, very helpful.