Children’s Complex Care and Ventilation Team

About the Children’s Complex Care and Ventilation Team service

The Children’s and Young People’s Complex Care Team is part of the Manchester Children’s Specialist Services Community Nursing Team. The nursing team complete a health needs assessment for children with complex needs who require continuing care. Following assessment, the team will contact the relevant commissioning body for allocation of the package of support. In addition, we provide care for children and young people who have underlying medical conditions and require care and nursing support within their own home. The service is adaptable, and care is provided for children and young people with a range of conditions including ventilation and those with acquired brain injuries.

The team consists of nurses, nurse associate’s and senior nursing assistant who work together to provide the care within the homes. We work collaboratively alongside all of Manchester’s health and social community services as well as working very closely with the Royal Manchester Children’s hospital especially the long-term ventilation unit.

Who we help

We help children with complex health needs, who are registered with a Greater Manchester GP between the ages of 0 – 16, with support to 18 if in transition.

How we help

  • Continuing health care assessments
  • Nursing review and clinical oversight of children under caseload
  • Nursing review of children on invasive and non-invasive ventilation
  • Clinical nursing oversight of children on a personal health budget (PHB)

Referral process

Referrals can be made via email from a wide range of health professionals from different services or the child’s individual social worker.

Referral Form here.

Service operating hours

Care is provided in the home 365 days a year. The nursing team work Monday – Friday 8am -5pm.
Messages can be left on the phone and picked up the next working day.

Service location and contact information

Longsight Health Centre

526 – 528 Stockport Road


M13 0RR

0161 248 1251

Additional information

Limited parking on site