Who are we?
We are children's nurses who work throughout Lanarkshire for children in the community setting.
The team consists of:
- Community Children's Nurses
Provide care for children aged 0-16 years and their families who require the support of a Community Children's Nurse with a specific focus on children with complex care needs.
- Respiratory Nurse Specialist
For children aged 0-16 years and their families who have asthma or any other respiratory condition, and are under the care of the hospital service.
- Diabetes Nurse Specialist
For all children in Lanarkshire with diabetes until they reach age to transfer to adult services.
- Epilepsy nurse Specialist
For all children in Lanarkshire with confirmed epilepsy until they reach age to transfer to adult services.
- Education and Training to children, their families, health, education, social work and voluntary personnel
- Care co-ordination
- Emotional support
- Practical support
- Information resource
Hours of Service:
Monday - Friday 09.00-17.00 hours
(there may be agreed flexibility to meet the needs of the service)
Out-with these hours, should you have any concerns about your child, please contact your GP's out of hours service or NHS 24 on 0845 24 24 24.
Children with Diabetes should contact the Paediatric Registrar on call via Wishaw General Hospital Tel: 01698 361 100.
The service has been joined by school nurses for special educational needs schools.
Who can refer?
The four services currently offered by the team all have specific referral criteria, for further information please contact Margaret Johnston, team leader, on 01698 366585.
The team is now based at:
Wishaw General Hospital