St. Martin’s Hospital, Clara Cross Lane, Bath BA2 5RP Bath BA2 5RP 01225 731 575

Welcome to B&NES Children’s Community Continuing Care Service

Some children and young people have complex health care needs and may require individual packages of continuing care to meet these needs. The Continuing Care Team (CCT) offer skilled nursing advice and support to enable technology dependent children to be discharged from hospital and to live at home.

The team supports families who have a child with complex healthcare needs, who are assessed to require additional health care support to enable their child to be cared for at home. Eligibility to receive continuing care is assessed using The National Framework for Children and Young People’s Continuing Care. DoH 2010.

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The Continuing Care Team (CCT)  offer support with discharge planning and  assessment, alongside the  co-ordination and planning of care packages.

Initially families will be offered an assessment to determine whether or not they are eligible for a care package (a care package is an individualised, plan of health care support, agreed by a number of professionals according to assessed need).  For children who meet the continuing care assessment criteria, a individualised package of care is designed by the nursing team, based on information provided in the assessment. Support Workers are then recruited and  trained to meet the specific, individual needs of the children; in order to support families in caring for their children at home. Care is provided for an agreed number of hours across the week and may include care at night or in the day, depending on need.

Depending on the child’s assessed needs and the agreed care package the support workers can work in a variety of settings e.g. home, educational settings.

For a comprehensive guide to the services we oversee in Bath and North East Somerset visit

Download Children's Community Nursing Referral Form here (pdf 0.21mb)

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How do I access this service?

Please see referral criteria on the main B&NES Children’s Community Nursing page.

In what areas is this service available?

The Children’s Community Nursing Service covers a wide geographical area with varying referral criteria.

Your child’s records

Any information held about your child is kept securely in a file or on electronic information systems. We use the information to:

  • Record important health and social care information
  • Help professionals to care for your child
  • Provide appropriate support and care to children, young people and families
  • Develop and improve services and measure how well we are doing

We will only share information about a child/young person with your consent unless required by law or the data is anonymised. However in some circumstances, when we feel that your child or others are at risk, we may share information without consent. More information on how we use health records.

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Our commitment to your child

Virgin Care takes your dignity and privacy very seriously and we will at all times respect your confidentiality. Please treat our staff with respect so we can provide you with the very best care we can. Click here to find out more about your rights and responsibilities.

Your opinion really matters to us

Please let us know if you have a comment, a compliment or a complaint by filling out one of our feedback forms or telling a member of the team. Alternatively, if you would like to make an official complaint you can find out more from our How to make a complaint section.

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I was treated with great care and understanding. The care I received was second to none; everyone was so lovely.

Sapphire Ward, Gravesham Hospital