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Community Midwives

If you think you may be pregnant, arrange to do a pregnancy test via a kit purchased from the pharmacy. If your test is positive, make an appointment to see your doctor who will then refer you to one of the community midwives. Please ensure you make the receptionist aware that you need a first antenatal appointment with the doctor.

The midwife will then make arrangements for your antenatal care. This is usually shared between the midwife, the GP and in some cases, a consultant obstetrician.

Community Nurses

The district nursing team consists of qualified registered nurses and a specialist trained care assistant. They provide skilled nursing care, following an assessment of the individual’s and carers/family members’ needs, to housebound people in their own homes or in residential care.

The district nurses provide specialist community care, which includes the management of wounds, continence, chronic disease, various acute illnesses and cancer. Subsequently, they also undertake many nursing procedures such as dressings, administration of injections, ear care, bowel care and investigative tests. This care is provided in close partnership with the individual, their family/carers, the GPs and allied health professionals and agencies.

The majority of the district nurses’ work takes place in the patient’s own home/residential home.

The district nurses can be contacted on 02380 428488 - Monday to Friday, between 08:30 and 16:30.

Health Visitors

Health visitors are qualified nurses with additional training in child and family health. They advise on a variety of health related issues, but they work mainly with parents, carers and children under the age of 5 advising on all aspects of a child's well-being and development.

Nursery nurses work with the health visitor. Nursery nurses have a child care qualification and the health visitor may refer a family to the nursery nurse for management of various problems, for example – behaviour, sleep or toilet training.

Community staff nurses are qualified nurses, who support the health visitor with many aspects of the healthy child programme.

The health visiting service hold Child Health Clinics on the following days:

  • Every Wednesday between 09:30 and 12:00 at Totton Community Centre

  • Every first Tuesday of the month between 09:30 and 11:30 at Mulberry Community Centre, Marchwood

The health visiting team can be contacted on 02380 427518.

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