Friday, 16 May 2008

Campaign to treat more sick children at home

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Children's charity WellChild has launched a joint campaign with the RCN calling for improved care for children and young people with long-term care needs. The Better at Home Campaign is calling for more support for affected families through greater funding for community children's nurses. RCN general secretary Peter Carter said: 'It is unacceptable that children suffering from long term conditions are stuck in hospital when they can be cared for at home with their family around them. 'We want the government to invest more in community children's nurses and provide the necessary resources so that no child is stuck unnecessarily in hospital,' he said. 'Health and social services also need to work more closely together and look at why this is happening and how it can be addressed.'

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