Children’s Intermediate Care Service

The Children’s Intermediate Care Service aims to reduce hospital attendance and admission by doing short term acute assessment and treatment at the child’s home and by offering advice to other professionals, allocation to support robust community packages of care, in partnership with wider Children’s services to ensure that specialist health needs are met wherever the placement.

The service consists of a multi-disciplinary team working together to provide a co- ordinated approach to meeting the needs of children and young people with complex health needs in the community. The team include the following

  • Children’s Community Nurses
  • Children’s Continuing Care
  • Children’s Respiratory Nurse
  • Paediatric Continence Adviser
  • Special Needs Nurses and Nursery Nurses
  • Child Development Centre Nursing Team
  • Early Support Manager

The team also works in partnership with the Local Authorities to ensure a holistic approach to meeting the health and social care needs of children and young people by focussing on the individual rather than specific needs.

Where Service is based    

Union Street Clinic
Union Street
Bedford
MK40 2SF

Hours of Operation

Children’s Continuing Care team provides a service 24 hours, 365 days working in a variety of settings across Bedfordshire.

How to Contact Service    

Union Street Clinic, Bedford
Tel: 01234 310103
Email: epunft.cict@nhs.net

How to refer into the service

Please ask for a referral from one of the following:

  • GP
  • Paediatrician
  • Health Visitor
  • Social Worker
  • Education Officer
  • Specialist Nursing Teams at local and tertiary hospitals

Self referrals are not accepted to this service