Children’s community nursing team

The Children’s Community Nursing Team are based on Kipling Ward at Conquest Hospital and in the Paediatric Hub 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

  • Children with a nursing need that can be safely provided in the community from 0 to 16 years of age and up to 19 years for young people with a complex learning disability
  • 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


0300 131 4957

Kayleigh Beattie

07786 707381

Nicky Moran

07972 245165

Kerry Newall

07866 007624

Liz Parker

07814 285637

Linda Wratten

07825 932567

Eastbourne DGH team


0300 131 5419

Lucy Daly

07788 415327

Caroline Hyde

07973 981635

Louise Pike (Team Lead)

07774 904548

Weekends and Bank Holiday contacts

Kipling Ward

0300 131 4558

Kipling Short Stay Paediatric Assessment Unit

0300 131 4965

Available 24 hours a day – 7 days a week

Friston Unit (based in the Scott Unit)

0300 131 4899

Open Monday to Friday – 7.30am to 7.30pm