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Children's continuing care

The National Framework for Children and Young People’s Continuing Care sets out the criteria for access to a package of continuing care.

These packages are for the children and young people with the most complex health conditions that require ongoing management, such as children with a tracheotomy or those who require respiratory ventilation.

If you are eligible for a package, your needs will be assessed and an appropriate package offered to you via our local Diana Nursing Service. The service endeavours to be as flexible as it can be and will tailor your package to your individual needs and the needs of the family.  It is a 24/7 service.

If you are eligible for a package of continuing care, you may decide that you do not want to access our local service but would prefer to have your health needs met by way of a personal health budget.  If this is the case or you would like more information, email or alternatively, speak to a healthcare professional.

Related links

NHS Leicester City Clinical Commissioning Group website

NHS Leicester City - Personal Health Budget information

Guidance - Children and young people's continuing care national framework