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Clinical Outreach Team

The outreach nurses are part of the clinical site team (CST).  Together with the hospital's senior management team, the team have an overview of the hospital and provide support to all ward areas.

They are a team of experienced children's nurses with a critical or acute clinical care background - this means they have all worked in areas such as intensive care, high dependency or the emergency department.

Their role is to support and empower the nurses in ward areas to care for children who are more acutely unwell, or whose condition has deteriorated and may need extra care.

The team works in partnership with all grades of the multi-disciplinary team to ensure all acutely ill children in the hospital have timely and appropriate care, across all of the hospital wards, ensuring the best outcome for each child.

There are a number of different reasons why the outreach team may become involved in your child's care:

  • If your child's observations, such as heart and respiratory rate and blood pressure, are outside of normal limits,
  • If your child has been discharged from the paediatric intensive care unit (PICU) to a ward bed, they will be followed up for 48 hours, regardless of whether they are still acutely unwell or not.
  • If your child has been discharged from PICU to high dependency, they will follow up children discharged from PICU to a high dependency bed for a minimum of 24 hours.

The outreach nurses will help to ease your transition to the ward and provide support to you and your child in settling into this new area.

You may also see them in them in children's emergency department assisting during emergency situations.

For more information about the Outreach team, please download our leaflet here