Research Article

Paediatric home nursing scheme in Gateshead.

Br Med J 1977; 1 doi: (Published 19 March 1977) Cite this as: Br Med J 1977;1:762
  1. M R Hally,
  2. A Holohan,
  3. R H Jackson,
  4. B L Reedy,
  5. J H Walker


    A scheme to provide specialised nursing care for sick children in their own homes was begun in Gateshead in 1974. Selected district nurses were retrained in the paediatric unit on which the scheme was based and nursed at home 22 children referred to them by general practitioners as the alternative to hospital admission and 39 discharged to their care by the hospital. Most of the children were aged 3 years or less and came from working-class homes. Most of the mothers who were asked were in favour of the scheme.