If your child is feeling unwell without COVID-19 symptoms, you should still contact you GP practice in order to get a referral into the hospital. Our Paediatric outpatient clinics are still continuing as normal. Our Consultants are assessing whether your child should attend a face-to-face clinic, have a telephone consultation or if your appointment will be rebooked for a later date.
If you are asked to attend a face-to-face appointment, it is important that you do come to the hospital as the consultant will have good reason for wanting to see you. You do not have to walk through the hospital building in order to reach your appointment, there are direct access routes into Milton Mouse and Luing Cowley.
We are taking all necessary precautions to ensure you are safe and are staggering appointments so there are not many people in the waiting room, if you feel uncomfortable waiting inside the building, please ring us when you have arrived on site, stay in your car and we will call you once it is time for your appointment. You may see the nurses wearing personal protective equipment, this is to protect you and other visitors. Appointments should be attended by the patient and ONE parent/carer, no siblings or other family members should be attendance. Should you have any concerns or wish to speak with anyone please contact 01908 997 003.
The paediatric community nursing team provide care at home and in the wider community for young people, children, babies and neonates with long-term illnesses.
They look after children with diabetes, respiratory illness, cancer and blood disorders, providing a range of care and treatments including wound care and IV antibiotics.
The team includes neonatal nurses who provide specialist care within the community and an oncology lead nurse who links with principle treatment centres. They also provide advice and support to any family admitted to the paediatric assessment unit or Ward 5 after they have gone home.
Chrissie Parren is the senior sister for the Paediatric Community Team. Chrissie is happy to be contacted via email [email protected]