Paediatric Home Nursing Service – Kent, East Sussex and Hampshire
When a child is seriously ill, it might seem like a hospital or a hospice is your only choice. Unlike the majority of nursing agencies, our Unity team includes specialist paediatric nurses and Registered Nurses with child experience who are qualified to deliver clinical and complex care at home. This means we can help you look after your child at home without compromising on the standard of clinical care.
Having your child cared for at home benefits the whole family. If your child is in hospital, you want to be there with them. This can put pressure on everyone. Often there are other children to consider who also need your love and support.
Home paediatric nursing helps improve the quality of your child’s life. Being at home allows them to be cared for in familiar surroundings with their family on hand to give them the comfort they need. Unity works closely with the NHS Children’s Community Teams, the Demelza hospice, and other health professionals involved in the care of your child.
Unity’s Children’s Nursing Services
Our paediatric home nursing services are designed for children and young people who have rare conditions and clinical or complex care requirements. Often the children have returned home from high dependency units (HDU) and need on-going 24-hour professional care. They might be dependant on life sustaining equipment or in need of palliative care. Our paediatric nursing services include:
- Respiratory management and ventilation
- Gastrostomy and nasogastric feeding
- Tracheotomy care
- Administering medication
- Epilepsy management
- Head and spinal injury rehabilitation
- Learning disabilities support
- Bowel management
- Palliative Care
Working across the Eastbourne, Lewes, Southampton and Maidstone areas, our staff are dedicated to making the lives of families with sick children easier. We’re just or a phone call away on 0333 366 1020*. Call us now – we care as much as you do and we’re here to help.
Click Children’s Nursing and Care to download the one page PDF.