Parents and carers may be concerned by the news reports about Group A streptococcus (GAS). Find out more about what to look out for.

A number of transport strikes are due to take place this December. If you or your child has an appointment at one of our hospitals or community centres, please plan ahead and do all you can to attend. If you need to cancel your appointment, please contact your clinical team.

Nurses' strike action will take place on 15 and 20 December. Our emergency and time critical services will be open. We'll let you know if your appointment is affected.

Children with complex needs community nursing service

We are a team of children's nurses providing health advice and support to children and the families of children with complex needs in Lambeth and Southwark.

Our team work with other professionals involved in your child's care (such as specialists, GPs, teachers and social care workers) to make sure that your child gets the support that they need.

We support children at home, in children’s centres, special needs schools and our local community centres, Sunshine House and Mary Sheridan Centre.

Complex needs school nurses

Our complex needs school nurses provide medical care and support to children at our local special needs schools: 

  • Cherry Garden School
  • Tuke School
  • The Livity School
  • Michael Tippett School

We work with school staff, carers, social workers and children's families to make sure that children are supported to reach their potential in school.

We also train school staff to be able to provide health care to children in the classroom.

Outreach nurses for children with disabilities

Outreach nurses work with children who have complex medical needs as a result of disability, injury, accident or illness. Our team provide support to children, their families and their carers to help them manage their condition.

We visit children in their home but also work with the school nursing team, and other health professionals to make sure children have the right care in all areas of their life.

Continuing care

As well as providing specialist care, we provide assessment for continuing care packages. You can find out more on our continuing care page.


Lambeth – Mary Sheridan Centre

Tel: 020 3049 4005

Southwark – Sunshine House

Tel: 020 3049 8100 

How to find us

Mary Sheridan Centre for Child Health
Wooden Spoon House
Dugard Way
London SE11 4TH