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Childrens Community Nursing Service (CCNS)

The CCNS Provide specialist nursing support for children who have acute health problems, usually on a short term basis and usually following discharge from hospital and after request via GP or hospital consultant. Support may include clinical interventions for example: wound care dressings, injections, infusions, and enemas. This support may be given at their home, school or the Gem Centre, as appropriate.

Specialist Nursing support is also provided as part of a Multidisciplinary team (including physiotherapy, occupational therapists, GPs, Paediatric consultants etc) to support the child/young person and family/carer with long term conditions who have chronic health problems and/or disabilities, who often remain with the service on a long-term basis. Support given for example include epilepsy support, palliative care support, incontinence advice and pads, bereavement support, enteral feeding equipment and training.

These children are supported in schools and advice given in homes 9-5, seven days a week. For families who wish to access the service outside these arrangements specialist agreement via the continued care Team for children services will be required.

For some specific  conditions for example Cystic fibrosis, Diabetes, Asthma, Oncology  there are specific Nurses employed by the Royal Wolverhampton Hospital trust or GPs and we will inform your GP we have referred you on to these services.

The teams also provide support in two special schools Green Park and Penn Hall. This care is for children who have learning as well as physical disabilities. Special School Nurses are available during school hours.

For further information please get in touch with the service or visit our website.

Who to contact

Contact Position
Childrens Community Nursing Service (CCNS)
01902 444700
Community Nursing Service

Where to go

Children’s Community Nursing Service
The Gem Centre
Neachells Lane
West Midlands
WV11 3PG

The service is provided at the patient’s home, school setting or at the Gem Centre.

Time / Date Details

When is it on
Service is available 7 days a week
Session Information
08.30am - 17.00pm

Other Details


Age Ranges
Age Ranges 0-18 (19 if attends special school)
Referral required
Referral Details

For children and families who want to access our services, please speak to your Paediatric Community Consultant or your GP.


Referrals must be sent to:

Children’s Community Nursing Service c/o Gem Centre

Record Last Updated on: 11/07/2022

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