Complex Needs

EnViva Paediatric Care has helps many very sick and profoundly disabled babies, children and young people to be cared for at home.

Home nursing is the preferred option of many families, offering many children immediate improvements to their physical and mental health and quality of life. It is also offers care commissioners an effective and economical alternative to long-term hospital stays. Stabilising healthcare at home can even prevent the causes of hospital readmissions.

EnViva Paediatric Care works closely with Continuing Care Managers, District Nurses, Social Care Managers, Nurse Assessors and GPs throughout London and the south east. Together we determine whether managed home nursing or care is the most appropriate and cost-efficient option for an individual; in many instances we go on to provide a tailored, professionally managed service that meets the needs of both the patient and the commissioning organisation.

Typical care needs include:

  • Ventilation
  • Tracheostomy care
  • Suctioning (Yankeur or suction catheter)
  • Enteral nutrition
  • Oxygen administration
  • Administration of medication (oral or tubes)
  • Gastrostomy/nasogastric/jejunostomy
  • Button devices
  • Injection from preassembled device
  • Help with inhalers/nebulisers
  • Stoma care and maintenance
  • Rectal medication/diazepam
  • Seizure control
  • Buccal or intranasal midazolam, hyposta or glycogel
  • Diabetes care
  • Blood glucose monitoring
  • Catheter care
  • Basic life support
  • Vital observations
  • Sleep studies

We may provide staff a couple of days or nights a month to give family carers valuable respite but often our carers or nurses are in placed 5 or 7 days and/or nights a week for years. Care packages may be contracted out to us or we may simply provide ad hoc assistance for authorities’ own staff. Case studies show how children with chronic conditions and terminal illness, and their carers, have enjoyed greatly enhanced quality of life once a managed nursing and care package has been put in place.

To talk to someone about EnViva Paediatric Care’s rigorous recruitment and quality systems please contact the Registered Manager or Clinical Nursing Manager on (020) 7427 2666.