Visiting restrictions - essential visitors only

To help us keep our patients, staff and visitors safe, stop the spread of Coronavirus (Covid-19) and keep our hospitals running, we are restricting visiting to essential visitors only – click here for more information

Health Visiting and Children’s Centre Service

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Information about our service

The service is operating in a different way, with many contacts being completed by phone and with staff working from different bases.

We have suspended all Well baby clinics and postnatal workshops until further notice.

We are however currently operating a duty system from Monday to Friday 9am-4pm.

The Health Visiting and Children’s Centre team can support you and your family from pregnancy until your child is five.

The teams are made up of health professionals and children’s centre workers and offer a range of support, either one-to-one or in groups, at a Health Visiting and Children’s Centre building or in your own home.

Your child can enjoy the best possible start in life

We offer to you and your family the Healthy Child Programme. To find out more about this look in your child’s Personal Child Health Record or “red book”.

Once your child starts school the school nursing team will provide care for the health and well-being of children 4 to 5 to 19 and their families.

Health Visiting aims to improve the health of our communities by

  • Promoting healthy lifestyles
  • Achieve population immunity through increased update of immunisations
  • Increased breastfeeding
  • Appropriate infant nutrition and lifestyle changes to tackle rising obesity and related illnesses later in life
  • Improve maternal mental health and well-being enabling strong early attachment and infant emotional well-being
  • Improved school readiness
  • Reduced number of children requiring formal safeguarding arrangements- achieved through early identification and intervention
  • Increased access to evidence based interventions through the HCP to children and families and tailored to meet specific needs

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