Children and young people (under 18 years old) with complex health needs may be eligible for NHS Continuing Care if they have complex needs that cannot be met by existing universal and specialist services alone. This could be as a result of a disability, accident or illness.
A referral can be made by any professional involved in your/ the child’s care.
The assessment will be coordinated by a Specialist Nurse Assessor who will visit you/you and your child and obtain reports from the multi-disciplinary team who are involved in the your care/the care of your child.
The assessors will ask for input from your family and any health professionals who work with you/your child as well as from education and social care professionals.
If you/your child does not qualify for health funding a letter to confirm the outcome will be sent to you.
If you do not agree with this decision you can request an independent review of your case. The contact details to discuss this are included in the letter you will receive
If you/your child need an urgent package of care because of a rapidly deteriorating condition, which may be entering a terminal phase, we will use the Fast Track Tool.
An appropriate clinician will complete the assessment. If this indicates that you/your child are eligible for NHS Continuing Care arrangements will be made to provide care as quickly as possible.
For further information please call 01302 566366 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Children’s Continuing Care
Rotherham NHS Continuing Healthcare Team
White Rose House, Ten Pound Walk, Doncaster DN4 5DJ
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