About North West LTV ODN

The vision of the North West Long Term Ventilation (LTV) Operational Delivery Network (ODN) is that the care providers of children requiring Long Term Ventilation support in the North West of England, North Wales and the Isle of Man will act as one system. All children within the geographical ODN footprint will receive high quality, equitable care, and good outcomes whichever part of the geographical footprint they are from. Care will be provided as close to the child’s place of home as safely as possible.

The LTV ODN works within the same geographic footprint as the North West Neonatal, Surgery in Children, Paediatric Critical Care and Children’s Major Trauma Networks. In addition, it shares footprints with the Lancashire and South Cumbria, Greater Manchester and Cheshire and Mersey Adult Critical Care and Major Trauma Networks.

Within the footprint  there are 25 hospitals including  2 tertiary centres providing paediatric care. LTV Level 3 care is commissioned by NHSE North West Specialised Commissioning at the tertiary centres Alder Hey and Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital.

ODN funding and governance arrangements are provided by North West NHS England.   The ODN is hosted jointly by Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital (RMCH) and Alder Hey Children’s Hospital (AHCH)  with finance and human resources support being provided by RMCH.

The purpose of the ODN is to work across the ODN provider trusts together with the 3 regional ICS’ to implement the recommendations and objectives (as they relate to long term ventilation) within the Paediatric Critical Care Society Guidelines. The ODN will work alongside the Paediatric Critical Care Operational Delivery Network to support the management of capacity and demand for paediatric critical care.

The ODN will focus on:
• Training of staff, carers and families
• Patient flow
• Length of stay
• Commissioning of services
• Equitable access to care across the region

The ODN will strive to improve the equity of access and quality of care in the North West for children requiring LTV including improving the child and their families experience.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I contact the LTV Team?

For further information please contact the Long Term Ventilation Team on NW.LTVODN@mft.nhs.uk

Where can I find information for families and patients?

We have a general Patients & Families page which has lots of information regarding services and support. Please click here to visit our patients and families page.

Where is my nearest PCC provider?

All our regional providers can be found on our localities map. Please click here to view our providers.

How do I find LTV Documents?

All documents relating to LTV including pathways and guidelines can be found in the LTV documents section of our website. Click here to visit that section.

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Flyer – LTV Study Days 2024
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