This is a generic children’s nursing service for children age 0-18. We provide care for children with acute and long term health needs in their home. As named nurses and delivering community based care we aim to:

  • Facilitate early discharge from hospital to continue care at home
  • Prevent unnecessary hospital admissions
  • Reduce out- patient visits
  • Act as a link between the community and hospital and all other agencies involved with the family
  • We recognise that each child, young person and family units are individuals and have individual needs. We assess the physical, emotional and social needs of the child and family
  • Teach and support families with skills and knowledge to enable them to be cared for in the community
  • Actively promote health education

Contact Us

0191 5699975


Finding Us

Niall Quinn Children’s Centre, Sunderland Royal Hospital

Our Team

Generic Community Children’s Nurses: Jill McDermott, Paula Mulvaney and Laura Thompson                 
Nursery Nurses: Claire Cook and Tina Pitchford
Divisional General Manager: Jackie Butterworth
Directorate Manager: Derek Curry
Matron: Richard Allsop