Nursing care at RNIB Pears Centre

We offer specialist nursing care for children and young people with complex health and medical needs, including long-term ventilation, life-threatening or life-limiting conditions.

Close up image of young boy at RNIB Pears Centre for Specialist Learning

A real alternative to acute hospital care

Our nursing care service for children and young people with high medical and healthcare needs is the first of its kind to serve the Midlands region. At RNIB Pears Centre we offer a real alternative to acute hospital care. As well as providing the most appropriate level of individual support, we can help to relieve hospital and hospice places.

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."

Services for children with high health needs

We can support children and young people in specially adapted facilities for the following:

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

Individually-tailored 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 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 their health conditions.

We support children to access a wide range of leisure activities, both on and off site, individually and alongside other young people. Read more about Social and leisure opportunities at RNIB Pears Centre.

“My son’s care and health needs are all met to a very high standard of care and dignity at all times. Our time spent as a family with my son are always met with respect and privacy from my son’s care team.” – Penny, Max’s mum.

Therapies and healthcare

Children have access to support from our in-house team of therapists and healthcare consultants, as well as our nurses:

  • speech and language therapist
  • occupational therapists
  • physiotherapists
  • learning disability and behaviour specialist
  • habilitation/mobility specialist.

Read more about Therapies offered at RNIB Pears Centre.

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. Read more about Education at RNIB Pears Centre.

CQC report

Our nursing care for children with additional medical needs is fully compliant with Care Quality Commission (CQC) standards. Read the full report from our Ofsted and CQC reports page.

Contact us

We welcome visits and enquiries from parents, carers, children, other family members and professionals.

To make an enquiry you can complete our short online contact form. Alternatively you can call us on 024 7636 9500 or email pearscentre@rnib.org.uk

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