Children’s Hospital at Home team (CHAH)

The Children’s Hospital at Home Team (CHAH) is an integrated team of Community Children’s Nurses, nurse specialists, Special School Nurses, Dramatherapists, nursery nurses, healthcare assistants and administrative support that provides a service for children at home and within Croydon Special Schools with additional health needs.The service provides support across Croydon for babies, children and young people either at home, in school, clinic or ward setting, including:

  • Acute nursing care to reduce the need for hospital admissions and support early discharge when they do have to go to hospital
  • Care co-ordination for children with long term and complex conditions
  • Teaching and education packages for children and families so that they can independently manage their health needs
  • Palliative and end of life care for babies, children and young people with life threatening and life limiting conditions
  • Supportive play and distraction for children and young people with nursing needs.
  • Support for children, young people and siblings through ‘Willow’ children’s dramatherapy bereavement service
  • Nurse Specialist service for children and young people with diabetes  
  • Nurse Specialist single intervention service for children and young people with asthma
  • Oncology Nurse Specialist
  • Learning Disability Nurse Specialist
  • Special School Nursing Service for children and young people aged 2-19 who have additional medical needs attending Croydon special school and nursery settings.

Our team

  • Judy Ardley - Clinical Team Leader
  • Jacqui Mullin
  • Sue Wates

Locations

Children’s Hospital at Home Team

12-18 Lennard Road, Croydon CR9 2RS

Tel: 020 8274 6428 (between hours 0800 – 1800 Monday to Friday and 0900 – 1500 Saturday and Sunday)

Pager: 07659 144802

Fax: 020 8274 6420

Children’s Hospital at Home, Special School Nursing Hub

St Giles School

Pampisford Road

South Croydon CR2 6DF

Tel: 020 8680 4810

Emails for individual services

Community nursing: Mhn-tr.chah@nhs.net
Asthma Team: Mhn-tr.CHAHAsthma@nhs.net
Special School Nursing Team: Mhn-tr.specialschools@nhs.net
Diabetes: Mhn-tr.paediatricdiabetes@nhs.net
Willow dramatherapy: h.williams18@nhs.net
Learning disabilitites: noeleenmorritt@nhs.net                   

Other links

Asthma team microsite
Asthma team Facebook

Twitter

@chahcommunity
@chahasthma
@chahdiabetes 
@chahwillow

Information for patients

Asthma Team - Parents Leaflet.pdf [pdf] 436KB

Willow leaflet.pdf [pdf] 405KB

Childrens Hospital At Home - A guide for patients and carers.pdf [pdf] 567KB

Referral forms for GP use

Pharmacy Proforma for additional information on IV drugs at home 

Children’s Nursing Referral Form

Willow - Supporting Children Through Loss And Change - Referral Form

Special School Nursing Team - Referral Form

Asthma Team - Referral Form