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Health Visitors

To contact your health visitor please phone 01278 787482 - an answering machine service is available if no-one is in to take your call.

Each health visitor is a registered nurse who has spent a further year training to help you and your family stay healthy.

Each child up to the age of five has a named health visitor.

Home visits are made according to family and individual need. The first visit to a newly born baby is made after discharge from the midwifery service and thereafter at your request. You are welcome to attend the child health clinic held at Highbridge Children’s Centre, Coronation Road, Highbridge every 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month 9.00am – 10.30am or the Octopus Children’s Centre in the grounds of Burnham Infants School every 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month 12:30pm – 2:00pm

No appointment is necessary.

The health visitors offer a programme of developmental assessments to all children. They are also involved in community health programmes which include disease awareness campaigns, stopping smoking and parenting initiatives. Health visitors also work closely with other professionals involved with children and their families.

 

ANTE-NATAL VISIT

By arrangement with family at approximately 34-36 weeks. Antenatal
Groups are also held at your local Children’s Centre in conjunction
with the Midwifery team.

NEW BIRTH VISIT By arrangement following discharge from midwife.
6 WEEK POST NATAL Home visit by member of health Visiting Team (2nd time mothers may
be asked to attend clinic).
Additional visits may be offered according to individual family needs and requests
WEIGHING & HEALTH ADVICE

The Burnham on Sea Weigh In Clinics are held at the Octopus
Children’s Centre in the grounds of Burnham Infants School every 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month 12.30 – 2.00pm.

The Highbridge Clinic is held every 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month  at the Highbridge Children Centre, Coronation Road, Highbridge between 9.00 – 10.30am

Weight will be measured at 4, 6, 8, 12, 16 weeks and
at 12 months. Most babies will be seen at 6 weeks by the health
Visitor.

However, there will be a set of spare scales available to self-weigh
your baby if you want to weigh more regularly.

GROUPSGROUPS
STORK CLUB

Get together with other new mums.
Dates and times may be obtained from your Health Visitors
Held at the BAY Club, Cassis Close, Burnham on Sea.

Baby Groups are also held weekly at Highbridge Children’s Centre
(01278 780665) and Octopus Children’s Centre (01278) 793331.
Please contact them directly for further details

CHANGES TO CLINIC FROM 1ST FEBRUARY 2014

In order to offer the best service possible to our families, we are streamlining our baby clinics. Therefore, from 1st February 2014 clinics will run as follows:

1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month:
Baby clinic at Octopus Children’s Centre, Winchester Road,
Burnham on Sea
12.30 – 14.00 hrs.

2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month:
Baby clinic at Highbridge Children’s Centre, Coronation Road,
Highbridge
9.00 – 10.30 hrs.

So during February and March clinics will run as follows:
4.02.14 and 18.02.14 Baby clinic at Octopus Children’s Centre
12.02.14 and 26.02.14 Baby Clinic at Highbridge Children’s Centre
04.03.14 and 18.03.14 Baby Clinic at Octopus Children’s Centre
12.03.14 and 26.03.14 Baby Clinic at Highbridge Children’s Centre

HEALTH VISITING TEAM HEALTH VISITING TEAM
Stella Ainsworth Health Visitor
Jackie Court Health Visitor
Honor Cooksley Health Visitor
Cath Hester Health Visitor
Debbie Hooper Health Visitor
Emma Davison Community Staff Nurse
Deborah Clark Community Nursery Nurse
Catherine Dodgson Community Nursery Nurse
Alison Lawerance Clerical Assistant

If you have any comments about the Health Visiting Service, please contact:

Somerset Community Health, Charter House, Bartec 4, Lynx West Trading Estate,
Yeovil, BA20 2SU
Telephone: 01935 848220

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