Wales and Northern Ireland
Location: University Hospital for Wales, Cardiff
Post: WellChild Nurse for Children with Complex Health Needs
Year post established: 2009
Post Summary: This post ensures that there is a dedicated person coordinating and planning for children and young people requiring complex discharge. The family are included and supported along their journey from hospital to home.
Location: Cardigan Hospital, Wales
Post: WellChild Transitional Palliative Care Nurse
Year post established: 2010
Post Summary: The ongoing priorities of the post is the delivery of a seamless transition process for young people with complex health needs transferring from paediatric to adult health services.
Location: Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board
Post: WellChild Nurse for Complex Case Liaison and Discharge Planning
Year post established: 2018
Post Summary: The WellChild nurse for complex case liaison enables children with complex health conditions to have their needs met in their own homes upon transfer from hospital.
Location: Royal Belfast Hospital for Sick Children
Post: WellChild Children’s Nurse – Community Respiratory Nurse Specialist
Year post established: 2016
Post Summary: The post provides children with Complex Needs in Northern Ireland a dedicated point of contact to address issues in their care and allow them to remain at home, at times where currently they would require a hospital admission.
As a WellChild Nurse I am relishing the opportunity to deliver high quality support to children on both long term invasive and non-invasive ventilation. This role puts me in a unique position of being able to support children and their parents on their journey from hospital to home and to support them back home to help limit the number of times they have to be re-admitted wherever possible. I am looking forward to streamlining processes and providing families with a smooth transfer from hospital to home as well as being alongside them to provide emotional and psychosocial support throughoutWellChild Nurse Ruth