Community and Diana Nurses
Community and Diana Nurses are teams of specialist qualified nurses who support children with complex health needs and their families. They work closely with the Short Break and Home Care Service.
Community Children’s Nurses
Community children’s nurses will support your child at home or another setting in the local community. The team will administer intravenous medication, provide nursing support to children who are dependent on ‘technology’ e.g. are tube fed or have a tracheostomy and also provide palliative and end of life care. Their aim is to prevent or reduce the amount of time your child needs to spend in hospital. To help you and your child, they will provide information, resources and support to help your child be as independent as possible. They will work with you and the other health staff and organisations who support your child’s health and wellbeing.
Diana Children’s Nurses
The Diana Children’s Nurses were established as a tribute to Diana Princess of Wales, reflecting her empathy and compassion for children with disabilities, life threatening and life limiting conditions. These nurses will work with you, your child and the other organisations involved in the health and wellbeing of your child. Referrals can be accepted from any professional involved with the child or young person.
Diana Team Clinical Psychologist
The Diana Team Clinical Psychology service is for children and young people with life limiting or life threatening disorders and complex physical presentation and their families, with need for psychological input due to the issues arising from their condition and who receive a service from the Diana Nurses. Referrals can be made by members of the Diana Nursing Team, Neonatal nurses and Paediatricians, and can arise from direct consultation with the Clinical Psychologist. It can often be best for the referrer to discuss the referral with the Diana nurse as the coordinator of the Child’s care.
Existing Referrals and Enquiries
Contact the Children’s Services Care Management Centre on:
01872 221444 Email: cpn-tr.ChildrensCMC@nhs.net
Children’s Services Care Management Centre
Truro Health Park
Truro Tr1 2JA
Contact the Early Help Hub on:
01872 322277 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
or if you wish to make a referral please use the approriate link below.
The website for professionals is www.cornwall.gov.uk/earlyhelphub
The website for parents is www.cornwall.gov.uk/earlyhelp
Community Children and Diana Children’s Nurses are available: Monday-Friday between 9.00 am and 5.00 pm