District Nurses help to care for housebound patients. They assess the nursing needs of housebound patients of all ages, and provide care and support for those patients. They have special expertise in areas such as wound care and care of the dying. Though the District Nurses are not based in the surgery, we have regular contact with them and our doctors work very closely with them. If you think you need the services of a District Nurse, please contact the surgery.
Health Visitors are qualified nurses with further specialised training and are experienced in child health, health promotion and health education
Health Visitors work to promote health in all age groups and give support to people in their homes, particularly mothers with young children. They run well baby clinics and carry out routine developmental checks on children.
Our Health Visitor will arrange to visit you and you baby at home for your convenience.
Your midwife will support you through the continnum of pregnancy, childbirth and postnatal care. She will care for the newborn after birth and first few weeks of life.
Short term confidential counseling sessions are provided by our counsellors. If you feel you would benefit from counseling please make an appointment to see your doctor first.