Health Visitors can offer advice and health education. They are experienced in the problems of children, the elderly and the handicapped. They run the mother and health clinics and can advise on immunisation, child development, and may make referrals for eye and hearing tests and speech therapy.
The direct telephone line to their Mitchell Road office is 01202 683311
Our midwife works in close association with the Doctors and provides care for mothers both before and after delivery with care of the baby during the first ten days. A message can be left with the surgery receptionist or she can be contacted at Poole Hospital Maternity Unit on 665511.
Our District Nurses are available to give home care to patients recently discharged from hospitals, suffering long term illness, disability, incontinence or the problems of old age.
The District Nurses can be contacted by leaving a message with our reception staff.
If you need to consult a dentist, please enquire at the reception of our Dental colleagues "Teeth on the Heath" on the first floor of the surgery. A lift is available for disabled patients and those who find stairs difficult.
Community Psychiatric Nurses
Community psychiatric Nurses can help both the carers and patients with mental health problems (including elderly confused, at home) contact: Via Alderney Hospital or St Ann’s Hospital.
Macmillan & Palliative Nurses
Macmillan Nurse and Palliative Care Nurses are available to offer help and advice to patients with a terminal illness and their carers who may also be referred to the local hospice for day or in-patient care.
The school Nurse is a member of the Primary Health Care Team and meets with the other member of the team once a month to discuss specific problems.