Individual B is a 1-year-old baby who was born prematurely at 35 weeks, has trachea-oesophageal fistula repair day 2 of life. They have a tracheostomy, are on a ventilator, and also have a gastro in situ. The family was awarded a package of care by the CCG of 7 nights, each being 11hrs to provide respite for the parents. This package of care had to be in place before the child was discharged from the hospital.
Bespoke recruited a number of highly skilled healthcare assistants, some had nursing qualifications from overseas. The family chose their team who they wanted to support their child.
The carers worked in the hospital alongside the nursing staff, being upskilled on tracheostomy and gastro care. They were supported by BHSC’s Paediatric Nurses working through competency booklets, from The Royal Brompton. Our nurses made sure that the team of carers would be competent to support the client at home without nursing intervention.
We were able to take the child home in time for Christmas