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A tracheostomy is an artificial opening into the windpipe (trachea) which is held open by a tracheostomy tube helping you to breathe more easily.

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Childrens Services

Children's Community Nursing Service

Our Children's Community Nursing Service provides specialist children's services to children and young people up to the age of 19 years.

Our aim is to help you and your child to lead a fulfilling everyday life. We work to keep hospital admissions to a minimum by providing modern nursing care and support for your child and family in your own home.

This can include:

  • direct nursing care
  • technical help with devices
  • clinical advice about oxygen therapy
  • tracheostomy care
  • home ventilation. 

Our support for you may start by helping you to plan and co-ordinate your care arrangements when your child is being discharged from hospital.


Expert support and advice when and where you need it

We provide practical advice and support to children and young people as well as to their families and carers to ensure your child can continue to enjoy their everyday lives. Where appropriate we provide professional support and training to educational staff to help your child continue to attend nursery or school.

We work in partnership with Hadrian and Sir Charles Parsons special schools in Newcastle to provide primary and specialist nursing care to their pupils, and we support children with health needs in other educational settings including mainstream, specialist and ARC provisions.

More information

For more information about our Children's Community Nursing Service, please contact:

  • Jocelyn Thompson, Community Matron
  • tel: 0191 282 3450
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