Children’s Community Nursing Team (CCNT)
We provide holistic family centered nursing care, support and advice for children and young people with an acute, chronic or complex healthcare need. We offer nursing care for children from birth to 16 years. Although we can continue to provide care to young people aged up to 19 years who remain under the care of a consultant paediatrician.
- About Us
We provide holistic family centered nursing care, support and advice for children and young people with an acute, chronic or complex healthcare need. We offer nursing care for children from birth to 16 years. Although we can continue to provide care to young people aged up to 19 years who remain under the care of a consultant paediatrician. We run clinics in the Wigan Borough including clinics for blood tests, if you would like more information regarding our clinics, please contact the Acute service on the number below. There is also a section on the contacts and media tab with links to other organisations as well as links to our information leaflets.
SEND (Special Educational Needs & Disabilities) and CCNT involvement with EHC’s (Education, Health and Care Plans)
Nurses may be requested to contribute to Education, Health and Care (EHC) Plans and annual reviews for children and young people with additional needs. Once a request is received for contribution to an EHC Plan, the Nurse will work within legal time-frames to collate this information in collaboration with the parents. For more information on SEND/Local Offer click here to be redirected to the Wigan Council website.
We want to hear from you. We are constantly trying to improve the service and your views are important to us.
Your feedback is vital to us to assist in providing a positive experience and to continually developing our service – please contact a member of the team or via our Patient Relations team.
Monday - 8am - 8pm
Tuesday - 8am - 8pm
Wednesday - 8am - 8pm
Thursday - 8am - 8pm
Friday - 8am - 8pm
Saturday - 8am - 6pm
Sunday - 8am - 6pm
Bank Holidays - 10am - 4pm
Contact details: T: 01942 481151
Monday - 8am - 6pm
Tuesday - 8am - 6pm
Wednesday - 8am - 6pm
Thursday - 8am - 6pm
Friday - 8am - 6pm
Saturday - Closed
Sunday - Closed
Bank Holidays - Closed
Contact details: T: 01942 481153
We cover the Wigan Borough
Some post codes may not fall under the area that we cover, if you are unsure you can contact us on the telephone numbbers above.
- Complex Needs
Our aim is to work in partnership with parents/ carers to provide holistic family support so that children are able to maintain optimum health, remain at home and access education.
Our Nurses provide clinical training for schools and nurseries so that children who require additional support can attend school. We work particularly closely with Specialist Educational establishments within the Wigan Borough.
We provide medical devices and equipment as well as consumables to the Children of the Wigan Borough.
Who might be referred to us?
- Children with a chronic/long term health care needs that require nursing care, ongoing support and advice on health conditions.
- Children and young people who are reliant on medical technology, for example, naso-gastric feeding tube, gastrostomy, tracheostomy and ventilation support
- Children and Young People with life limiting or life threatening conditions who require nursing care or support.
- Children and young people who require a package of care to support their care at home- The CCNT liaise with, and support, the local commissioning board, Children’s Continuing Care Matron and care agencies to ensure that the child’s/young person’s needs are identified and addressed.
- Facilitate preferred place of care for the end of life for a child/young person and their family.
The Complex Needs Respite Service
Our Respite service is provided by the Clinical Support Workers from the Children’s Community Nursing Team (Complex Needs).
Our Clinical Support Workers have received specific, extensive training and gained experience in caring for children with complex healthcare needs within their own homes.
Aims of our service
To support you by providing short periods of respite care for your child within your own home. These are usually two hour sessions, one or two times per week dependant upon service availability.
To provide appropriate play and stimulation to encourage your child to participate in activities.
To undertake specific nursing care as necessary during respite sessions ensuring your child’s safety and well-being at all times. This can include feeds, medication and suctioning.
- Training and Education
Our Complex Needs service provides training by experienced, registered Senior Children’s Community Nurses. Training can be provided to parents/ carers and education staff so that everyone looking after your child understands their needs and how best to care for them.
Examples of training that can be delivered include:
- Gastrostomy care
- Administration of oxygen
- Tracheostomy care & airway management
- Oral and nasal suction
- Advice and support on epilepsy and seizure management.
We are a recognised placement for Student Nurses completing Nursing Degrees from regional Universities, this includes sign-off mentors for Students at the end of their formal nurse training.
- Meet the Team
We are a team of registered Children’s Nurses, Clinical Support Workers, Nursing Associate’s and administration support staff with a wide range of experience and knowledge.
Referrals to the team for both acute and complex needs referrals should be sent electronically to the email addresses on the referral form.
- Contacts and Media
Here you will find more information about what we provide, click on the links below to access our team leaflets, you will find advice and support about wound care and oxygen safety information.
Links to other organisations
You can find us on Facebook search for 'Wigan Borough Children’s Community Nursing Team' and on Twitter @WiganCCNT