Healthcare at RNIB Pears Centre

Find out about our specialist care for children and young people with complex health and medical needs, including long-term ventilation, life-threatening or life-limiting conditions.

Specialist support for additional health and medical needs

Our care service for children and young people with high medical and healthcare needs was launched in November 2012. This service is the first of its kind to serve the Midlands region and is a real alternative to acute hospital care. As well as offering the most appropriate level of individual support, we can help to relieve hospital and hospice places.

We can support children and young people who require long-term ventilation or who have life-threatening or life-limiting conditions for the following:

  • during transition periods from hospital to their home environment
  • long-term placements
  • rehabilitation
  • respite care.

David Widdas, Consultant Nurse Children with Complex Health Care Needs of South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust, said "The development of long-term ventilation, short breaks and residential care at RNIB Pears Centre fills a huge gap in services for this group of children with highly complex needs within the Midlands and beyond."

Personalised care

We offer specialist care in a rich learning environment. Our dedicated team of qualified and experienced health and social care professionals provide 24-hour care in a stimulating and homely setting.

We develop personalised care plans for each child or young person to suit their individual needs. Our team of nurses, together with therapists and social care workers, work with parents and families to support them in managing these health conditions.

Tailored educational support

Bespoke packages of educational support can also be provided for children and young people whom attending school can be physically challenging. This might include support in mainstream school settings or outreach education from our on-site teaching team.

Access to community health services

All children and young people living at RNIB Pears Centre have access to the highest level of healthcare. Children are registered with a local General Practitioner (GP) and may have access to a paediatrician.

The GP makes a weekly visit to our care accommodation. Local community health services and hospital appointments are made as and when required.

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