The team provides nursing care to children within South Tyneside aged between 0-16 years or 19 years with special needs. The children may have acute or chronic health care needs which require a nursing assessment or intervention.
We accept referrals from all health care professionals, from local, regional and specialist hospitals.
Our main aim is to prevent or shorten hospital inpatient episodes and to promote family centred care. We do this by providing direct nursing care, education, support and liaison between health care and other professionals, to support the child whatever their surroundings.
The team comprises of specialist practitioners who are educated to degree level in community health studies and are nurse prescribers. We also have community staff nurses with a registered children nursing qualification and community nursery nurses.
Where is the service provided from?
The team are based in the Maternity block at South Tyneside District Hospital
Harton Lane, South Shields, NE34 0PL.
Our working hours are 8am until 6pm every day.
Our telephone contact is 0191 2022183 with answer machine facility or 07939282012 for the team mobile phone.
Our fax number is 0191 2022177.
South Tyneside District Hospital, South Shields, 0191 404 1000