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Health Visitor

  • Who is the Health Visitor?
  • How can the Health Visitor assist you?
  • When will I see the Health Visitor?
  • How can the Health Visitor be Contacted?

47816582 s allendenWho is the Health Visitor?

The health visitor is a qualified general nurse with midwifery experience who has received further intensive training to enable her to promote good health, prevent disease and detect health problems. She is concerned with all aspects of health, physical, social, environmental and emotional.

 

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How can the Health Visitor assist you?

The health visitor can give advice on all aspects of child care. Common problems include sleeping, feeding and minor ailments. Advice can be given on accident prevention.  The health visitor is happy to advise on any family health problems.

62360524 s allendenWhen will I see the Health Visitor?

The health visitor will visit you at home following:

  • The birth of a baby
  • In response to a request by yourself or other members of the health team.

You will also see the Health Visitor at:

  • The Well Baby/Child Health Clinic held at the Alistair Suite, at the Galletly Practice
  • Child health promotion clinics.

Photo ©  Ian Allenden

 

 

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