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Special Needs School Nursing | Redbridge NELFT

The special needs school nursing service provides specialist and holistic care for children with special needs in Special School and support for their families and carers. Specialist paediatric nurses and other staff provide support in a school/ educational environment to support every child to reach their full potential.

We focus on early intervention and prevention, as well as promoting wellbeing to support every child to reach their full potential. A holistic approach is taken to ensure individual personalised care for children/young people and support for their families and carers.

Newbridge Special School has a primary and secondary campus:

  • Nokwazi Kumalo is the School Nurse based at Gresham Drive Campus, 161 Gresham Drive, Chadwell Heath RM6 4TR. Children aged 3 – 11 years have moderate to profound difficulties including complex medical needs, life limiting and life threatening conditions.
  • Carol Gentle is the School Nurse based at Barley Lane Campus, 258 Barley Lane, Goodmayes IG3 8XS. Young people aged 11 – 19 years have moderate to profound difficulties including complex medical needs, life limiting and life threatening conditions.
  • Elaine Thompson is the School Nurse based at Grovelands, Grove Road, Chadwell Heath, RM6 4XH. Children/young people on role at Hatton, Little Heath and New Rush Hall Schools and the Beacon Communication School.

Who to contact

Telephone
0300 300 1618 (The Grove)
07500 095325 (Elaine Thompson)
07710 386637 (Nokwazi Kumolo)
07920 710545 (Carol Gentle)
Website
http://www.nelft.nhs.uk

Where to go

Address
The Grove Specialist Health Services for Children and Young PeopleGrove RoadChadwell HeathIlfordEssexRM6 4XH
Postcode
RM6 4XH

When is it on?

Time/date
Monday to Friday - 9.00am to 5.00pm

Other Details

Ages
5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18
Referral Details

All children attending Redbridge special schools are transferred to the service from outside of other universal services. For further information refer to the for clinicians page.

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