The Paediatric Outreach Nursing Team (PONT) is a community nursing service run by a small team of dedicated paediatric nurses, who have a wealth of experience in many areas of paediatric nursing.
The team provides nursing care at home for children and young people aged 0-18 years of age who are in full time education and who are registered with a GP within the Kingston ICB. PONT work in partnership with patients’ families to ensure the care they deliver is Family-Centred and tailored to the individual child’s needs.
PONT provide a 7-day service, from 08:00-18:00 Monday -Friday and 08:30-16:30 Weekends and Bank Holidays. We will make every effort possible to book appointments in advance at a time and in a setting convenient for you. This could be at home, in a clinic or at school. Please note, to streamline the service we offer to our families, you will be offered a two-hour slot for your appointment.
We accept referrals from the Paediatric Units at Kingston Hospital, Neonatal Intensive Care Units, GP’s and other hospitals. Please note, we require a minimum of 24 hours’ notice from referral acceptance to appointment time need.
Below are a few of the services the Paediatric Outreach Nursing Team can provide:
- administration of intravenous antibiotics and medication
- administration of medication via intramuscular or subcutaneous injection
- wound care and assessment
- support with enteral feeding
- tracheostomy support
- oxygen at home
- training for schools and nurseries on specific conditions
- end of life care.
PONT is not an emergency service. If your child is unwell, you are advised to seek medical advice from your G.P, your nearest Accident and Emergency unit or 111/999.
Meet the team
Mollie Smith – PONT Lead Nurse
Nadia Galeone – PONT Sister Nurse
Jayne Lambert – PONT Sister Nurse
Donna Martin – PONT Sister Nurse
Jacqueline Williams – PONT Sister Nurse
How to contact us
The Paediatric Outreach Nursing Team (PONT) is based in an office on level 3, ground floor in the Bernard Meade Wing, adjacent to paediatric Sunshine and Dolphin Wards at Kingston Hospital NHS Trust.
Paediatric Outreach Nursing Team
Bernard Meade Wing
Kingston Hospital NHS Trust
Kingston upon Thames
PONT Direct line: 0208-934-2327
PONT Mobile: 07789371951