Service changes and visiting during the COVID-19 pandemic

During this COVID-19 pandemic there may be changes in the way some of our services work. Contact the service directly to check how services are being delivered and follow their advice.

Some of our services now offer video consultations. You should speak to your clinician if this is something you would like them to consider. You can find out more about video consultation here.



Contact the ward you wish to visit in advance for guidance and instructions for a safe visit.

You can read some general  NHS guidance on visiting healthcare inpatient settings.pdf [pdf] 89KB

If you need help in a mental health crisis during the COVID-19 pandemic outside office hours please contact our crisis team: Help in a crisis

For other medical advice and support contact your GP or visit NHS 111

Only visit your local Emergency Department for serious life-threatening conditions that need immediate medical attention including persistent severe chest pain, loss of consciousness, acute confused state, severe breathlessness, severe blood loss, serious burns or suspected stroke.

Community Children's Team - Bassetlaw

We are a team of specialist children’s nurses and trained healthcare support workers who visit children at home. We support children who have nursing care needs who registered with a Bassetlaw GP, are aged between 0-19 years and who meet the certain criteria.

We accept referrals from:

  • parents
  • school nurses
  • health visitors
  • GPs
  • social services
  • education
  • hospital and community services.

We provide care at home for children with any of the below:

  • life limiting / threatening disease / disability who can be safely cared for at home
  • a severe medical condition
  • a progressive condition resulting in significant health needs and a specialist nursing need.

We provide equipment and training to ensure children with significant health needs can access educational and community settings to reach their full potential.

We provide advice that can be used by carers at home, school and other community settings for children with moderate to severe learning disabilities. Our expertise supports the child, their families, carers and schools in areas such as sleep, continence and behaviour management, in order to create the appropriate resources and environment for the child to achieve their best potential.

The Paediatric Occupational Therapy Team accepts referrals from health professionals and provides assessment support advice, therapy training and equipment for children with with long or short term physical disabilities. Children whose poor motor coordination skills are affecting their ability to function in everyday tasks are also seen. Visits are made to the home, school and other community settings. The primary aim is to promote independence and skills for daily living, using a range of approaches, so that they are able to participate to their full potential and overcome discrepancies between performance skills and ability.

Service opening hours

9.00 a.m - 5.00 p.m Monday – Friday (Not Bank Holidays)

Accessing our service

Call Single Point of Access on 01777 274 422

Contact and find us

Retford Hospital
North Road
DN22 7XF

Tel: 01777 274 422

Support groups

A Place To Call Our Own Ltd is a registered charity in the Nottinghamshire community for children and young people with a disability or additional need, their carers and families. They support children and their families through lots of different services and facilities such as, group work, one to one interactions, telephone and email support.

Help in a crisis

Please contact your GP, NHS 111 or 999.

Information for health professionals

How to refer someone to this service

Please contact the Single Point of Access on 01777 274 422 and ask to be put through to the team. You will then be sent a referral form to complete.


Lead clinicians

Community Children’s Nursing Team and Children’s Learning Disability Team: Sandra Birbeck, Locality Lead Paediatric Nurse

Paediatric Occupational Therapy Team: Tracey Whiteley


Service commissioned by

Bassetlaw Clinical Commissioning Group



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