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Community Nurses

The district nursing service provided by Virgin Care is responsible for nursing care to patients in their homes or residential homes in the community. The district nursing sister is responsible for the assessment and review of the needs of each individual patient and carer and the provision of an appropriate care plan.

Referrals to the service may be made either by your doctor, hospital or self referral.

District nurses also run clinics at New Haw Day Centre and St Mary's Day Centre as well as leg ulcer and well leg clinics.

A district nurse on-call is available 09:00 - 17:00 on 01932 356827, for out of hours ring 07771 772180.

Health Visitors

The team, which comes under Virgin Care, takes care of children under the age of 5 and the elderly. All team members are qualified nurses with specialist training in family health, child development and the elderly. Their primary responsibility is for the promotion of good health and prevention of ill health. They may be contacted on 01932 340411. A health visitor is usually in the office between 09:00 and 10:00 and 16:00 and 17:00; otherwise a message may be left with the health visitor's secretary or receptionist on 01932 356812.

Our health visitors work closely with our midwife providing parenthood classes. Their prime function is to promote good health through education and to give parents an understanding of their child's development. Apart from child health clinics, they also carry out routine developmental checks on pre-school children.

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