Care Closer to Home Team

The Care Closer to Home team operates accross the Aneurin Bevan Health Board region with the aim of supporting both early discharge from hospital and hospital avoidance along identified pathways of care where care can be managed safely at or closer to home.  Referrals are currently accepted from the Acute Paediatric Wards at the Grange University Hospital and also from the Childrens Emergency Assessment Unit.

The service runs 7 days a week and currently supports patient referrals within the following pathways:

  • Intravenous Antibiotics Pathway
  • Gastroenteritis Pathway
  • Respiratory Conditions Pathway
  • Wound Care Pathway 

Further information for parents, referral process and clinical pathways can be accessed below.

Parents will be provided a leaflet with information regarding the service when a referral has been made for your child to receive nursing support from the Care Closer to Home (CCTH) team.  Parents will have been provided with a written advice leaflet or website information with further information about your child’s condition and what to expect over the next few days.

What to expect when referred:

The CCTH is part of the Community Children’s Nursing Service and provides short term nursing care to children and young people within the community. The CCTH team will make contact with you in the next 18 hours (if referred after 6pm, you will be contacted the next day). However, if, after reading this information, you have any concerns about your child within the next 48hrs then please contact the CCTH team on either 01633 748056 (CCTH South team) or 01443 802283 (CCTH North team) between 9am-5pm, or the hospital department that your child was discharged from outside of these hours. Children’s emergency assessment unit: 01633 493138 /children’s ward: 01633 493609 (delete as appropriate)

The CCTH team offers nursing support around the management of minor illnesses and administration of intravenous medication. This may prevent your child being admitted or enable earlier discharge from hospital.

A member of the team will contact you for either a telephone review or to arrange an appointment - this may take place at your home or another community location such as a children’s centre.   

CCTH Hours of Service: Between 9 am – 8 pm weekdays and 10 - 6 on weekends
If you have a concern and are unable to contact the CCTH team, please contact the children’s ward/CEAU.

you can access a printable parent information leaflet here

The Care Closer to Home service for children and young people operates 7 days a week.

Please click here to access the process for referral

 

 

General principles for selection of IV antibiotics for administration by the CCTH team is available here

The Clinical Pathway for Administration of Antibiotics can be accessed here

Gastroenteritis Pathway available here

CCTH Clical Pathway for the Management of Respiratory Conditions can be found here

The CCTH Clinical Pathway for Wound Management can be accessed here

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(N.B: The Family and Therapies team at ABUHB is NOT responsible for the content on the webpage links that we refer to in our resource sections and linked information to external sites. All information was accurate and appropriate at the time the webpage was created.)

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