The Community Nurse on St. Josephs Foundation Early Intervention Team offers support, advice and practical help to families of children with special needs within the home from 0-6 years e.g. medical issues, implementation of home programmes, Lamh training, toilet training etc.
Additional home nursing hours may be provided to children with complex medical/palliative care needs.
A monthly paediatric clinic is run with a visiting community paediatrician.
The Community Nurse liaises between community pre-schools and parents and supports families alongside the Multi-disciplinary Team in the transition from pre-school to mainstream national schools.
The Community Nurse also attends 1st mainstream National School IEP with parents and relevant MDT members and consultancy service thereafter. Support/advice is also given around epilepsy and training is provided in Epilepsy awareness and administration of rescue medication for parents/families/staff