Asthma is one of the most common long term conditions affecting children and the unplanned admission rate for children with asthma or a viral wheeze in Medway is currently higher than the England average. All children with asthma should be able to lead a life full of opportunities to exercise, manage their own asthma and breath clean air. In order to maximise the quality of life children who have asthma /wheeze we offer training and support to families, schools and community groups.

Does your child have any of the following symptoms:

  • Wheeze
  • Breathless
  • Cough
  • Disturbed sleep because of any of the above?

Who we are

A team of children’s community nurses with specialist training in asthma/wheeze.


What do we do

We would like to improve the quality of life and reduce the number of children attending hospital with asthma or a viral wheeze by working in partnership with families and the wider community who has contact with children, and developing a ‘Medway Asthma Plan’ which will ensure that:

  • Every child or young person who has asthma has an up-to-date personalised asthma plan and good inhaler technique.
  • The wider community and children’s workforce knows how to recognise and support children and young people with asthma.
  • There is a consistent approach to identification and management of asthma.
  • Every child or young person, family members, and wider support network has an awareness of what may trigger asthma.

How can I access the services

If you would like to be involved in the work we are planning please contact us on:

If your child has asthma/wheeze and you would like advice on how to best manage this please complete the referral form and we will contact you to arrange a visit to your home.

Useful links

All referral forms should be completed and forwarded to