Children’s Community Nursing Team

The Children’s Community Nursing Team are based on Kipling Ward at Conquest Hospital and on Friston Ward at  Eastbourne DGH.

The Children’s Community Nursing (CCN) Team are a team of specialist children’s nurses, who provide skilled nursing care to babies, children and young people in the familiar environment of their own home, school or nursery.

Two teams work across East Sussex

One team is based at Conquest Hospital in St Leonards-on-Sea, covering the Hastings and Rother areas.

One team is based at Eastbourne DGH covering the Eastbourne, Downs and Weald areas.

Children's community nursing team

Who can be seen

  • All children with a nursing need between 0 to 16 years (19 years if they have special needs).
  • Most referrals come from consultant paediatricians at local hospital and specialist centres, nurses locally and from specialist centres, and parents themselves.
  • Referrals are assessed by CCN team but any child who has a nursing need will not be refused.

About the team

The team consist of specialist community nurses with many years of experience working with children who have a broad range of medical needs. The team works closely with Social Services, schools, respite services, family key workers and specialist centres.

Conquest Hospital team

(01424) 755255 Ext: 8504 (Office)

Kayleigh Beattie (Mon, Wed)

07786 707381

Sara Emery-Hill (Thurs, Fri)

07972 245165

Kerry Newell (Thurs, Fri)

07814 285637

Linda Wratten (Mon, Tues, Wed)

07825 932567

Eastbourne DGH team

(01323) 413849 (Office)

Lucy Daly (Tues, Thurs, Fri)

07788 415327

Caroline Hyde (Tues only)

07774 904548

Louise Pike (Team Lead) (Mon, Tues, Wed, Fri)

07774 904548

Weekends and Bank Holiday contacts

Kipling Ward

(01424) 758039

Paediatric Assessment Unit

(01424) 757507

Available 24 hours a day – 7 days a week

Friston Short Stay Paediatric Assessment Unit

(01323) 414946

Open Monday to Friday – 7.00am to 9.00pm

Saturday and Sunday – 10.00am to 6.00pm