First of its kind in the UK!
The numbers of children admitted to hospital for less than a day have been increasing dramatically over the last 10 years and the majority of these admissions are for minor illnesses that should stay in the community. Really sick children need to be in hospital but many stay for a night (or afternoon) just because the community isn't set up to care for them.
We are trying to change this to ensure that children and their families will get a much better service and the NHS will save millions.
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What is the Salford Children's Community Partnership?
The Salford Childrens Community Partnership (SCCP for short) is a really exciting project and the first of its kind in the UK and funded for 3 years by the Department of Health. The project started in October 2011. Our service sits between the GP practice and the hospital. It's a dedicated children's nursing service in the Little Hulton surgery of Salford Health Matters GP practices, aimed to help children get well at home, a preferable alternative to putting them in hospital on a short term basis when they are near home. The team consists of highly trained, specialist children's nurses that previously you would have only gotten to care for your child if they were being treated in hospital.