We are a small team of Specialist
Nurses who have experience of assessing the needs of children with
disabilities aged 0-18 years.
When we receive a referral, we
undertake an assessment of continuing care in order for children
who meet that particular criteria to have access to identified
services. This support is not available from
universal services and is dependent on the child's
Following initial assessment children and young people will be
re-assessed within 3 months to ensure that provided services are
meeting their identified needs. Review is then yearly unless
requested earlier due to a change in circumstances.
Referrals can be made by universal and community health
services within the NHS, social care and education, as
well as from the acute hospitals.
How to contact us:
Durham Education Centre
Tel: 03000 260 078
'Every aspect of my emergency care was dealt with quickly,
efficiently and professionally with full explanations and
compassion from all staff involved'.
Patient, Emergency Department, Darlington Memorial Hospital