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Children's Continuing Healthcare

Who We Are

We are a small team of Specialist Nurses who have experience of assessing the needs of children with disabilities aged 0-18 years. 

What We Do

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 need. 

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
Enterprise Way
Spennymoor
Co. Durham
DL16 6YP

Tel: 03000 260 078
Email:  cdda-tr.childrenscontinuingcare@nhs.net

'I have to compliment everyone on their pleasant persona and their expertise and knowledge. By the end of the 5 days, I did not feel as though I had been in a hospital ward and was very relaxed.'

Patient, Ward 16 Orthopaedics, University Hospital of North Durham