South England

Location:  St Mary’s Hospital, Isle of Wight
Nurse:  Paula
Post:  WellChild Ventilation Nurse Specialist
Year post established: 2017
Post Summary: This role focusses on caring for children and young people who require both non-invasive ventilation and tracheostomy invasive ventilation both in hospital and at home.

"I am enjoying the challenge of this new role, meeting new families and introducing the benefits of having a WellChild Nurse. Through my role, with my prior knowledge of hospital and community teams, I will aim to make the process of hospital discharge more streamlined and coordinated for families with children with complex care needs."

WellChild Nurse Paula

Location:  Southampton Children’s Hospital
Nurse:  Jodie
Post:  WellChild Ventilation Nurse Specialist
Year post established: 2011
Post Summary: This role focusses on caring for children and young people who require both non-invasive ventilation and tracheostomy invasive ventilation both in hospital and at home.


Location:  Gloucestershire NHS Care Services
Nurse:  Nina
Post:  WellChild – Care Co-ordinator for Children with Complex Needs
Year post established: 2018
Post Summary: Nina acts as a key point of contact for the child/young person and their families, coordinating the needs of children receiving the most complex medical care and supporting the family to ensure the child remains central to all management plans and is holistically guided and supported through multiple service providers within and outside of Gloucestershire.


Location:  Hastings and Rother Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), East Sussex
Nurse:  Angela
Post:  WellChild Children’s Nurse Care Coordinator
Year post established: 2011
Post Summary: Angela’s role is focussed on complex discharge from hospital including ensuring a safe discharge home with all resources in place and links to local provisions and carrying out Continuing Care (CC) Assessments for children and young people registered in East Sussex.


Location:  Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust
Nurse:  Angie
Post:  WellChild Clinical Lead for Special School Nursing
Year post established: 2014
Post Summary: Angie is responsible for leading the Special School Nursing team across West Sussex helping to ensure CYP with special educational needs and disabilities can access school. 


Location:  Community Children’s Nursing Service, Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust
Nurse:  Laura
Post:  WellChild Community Children’s Nurse/Discharge Coordinator
Year post established: 2009
Post Summary: Laura works to discharge children home from hospital and ensure they have all the support they need in the community once home.


Location:  Royal Cornwall Hospital, Truro
Post:  WellChild Nurse Specialist Complex Needs
Year post established: 2016
Post Summary:  This post provides expert advice and support for children, families, carers and health professionals in the field of long term ventilation and other technologies.


Location:  The Lifetime Service, Bristol
Nurse:  Becky
Post:  WellChild Children’s Community Nurse
Year post established: 2006
Post Summary: This post enables children with complex needs to access the community, education, respite and promotes early discharge from hospital and reduces the number of hospital admissions.