Children’s Acute and Ongoing Needs Service
This service is made up of lots of different health professionals. We work across Heywood, Middleton and Rochdale to provide the very best care, support and advice to children, young people, families and carers.
We provide care to children and young people with a short-term health condition, a long-term health condition (such as asthma or diabetes) or who have Special Education Needs or a Disability (SEND).
We work closely with other health and social care colleagues and with community and voluntary partners, such as Family Action.
By all working together in this way we can:
- Offer you the right support, in the right place, by the right person - and we can do this quickly. This will help to keep you healthy and out of hospital.
- Make sure you only have to 'tell your story' once - even if there are lots of different professionals who support you. This is because we can quickly, easily and safely share information about your care, where needed and appropriate.
- Support you to self-care. This means providing you with information to look after yourself. This does not replace the care we will provide - it just means you can stay healthy in between appointments. It also helps to make you feel more independent and confident.
Known as the Children’s Acute and Ongoing Needs Service, it brings together the following services, known as paediatric specialisms, for further information please click on the links below:
- Children's community nurses
- Children’s epilepsy specialist
- Children’s diabetes specialist
- Children’s occupational therapy
- Children’s orthoptics (Eye services)
- Children’s complex/palliative care
- Children’s physiotherapy
- Children’s respiratory specialist
- Children’s speech and language therapy
- Community paediatrics
- Children's neuromuscular specialists
- Paediatric nurse practitioners
Our 'hub' is at Callaghan House in Heywood. However, we provide care and treatment right across Heywood, Middleton and Rochdale.
This includes clinics, health centres, children's centres, special schools and nurseries. We also provide care in your own home, where appropriate.
The service is contactable Monday to Friday 8am to 6pm and Saturday 8am to 2pm. Referrals can be sent by email at any time.
To support easy access, referrals can be made in to the Children's Acute and Complex Needs service by anyone that works with a child or young person. This includes:
- Any health professional
- Any social care professional
- Any education professional
Children and young people who require support from any of the specialisms can be referred via the Single Point Of Access (SPOA) in the following ways:
Telephone: 01706 676777
Fax: 0207 019 7419
Post: Children's Acute and Ongoing Needs Service, Callaghan House, Cross St, Heywood, OL10 2DY
Did You Know?
We have a parents group which meets every month at Callaghan house in Heywood.
This group is for families who have children with a long term condition such as Epilepsy, Diabetes, Asthma amongst others. This is a chance to speak to other families and professionals about these conditions, seek some additional support and get your voice heard.
We meet the third Wednesday of every month 5.30pm to 7.30pm.
If you would like more information on this contact us on 07824 321942.
Everyone is welcome to come along.
Who to contact
Where to go
- Name of venue
- Callaghan House
- Venue address
Cross Street off Green Lane
- OL10 2DY
Time / Date Details
- Session Information
Monday to Friday 8am to 6pm
Saturday 8am to 2pm
- Local Offer Ages
0-4 (Birth to Pre-School)
4-10 (Primary School)
11-16 (Secondary School)
16-18 (Transitions into Adulthood)