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Community Nurses     

The team of Community Care Nurses is employed by the Southern Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust to provide nursing care to patients at home or in Residential Homes. This generally means the elderly, housebound, the chronically sick or those who have recently had operations. The team provide nursing care, offer support, advice and information to enable patients to maintain or regain their independence following illness.

The Community Care Nurses have special interests in leg ulcer management, continence management and palliative care and provide some surgery-based care.

Referrals can be made from Patients, Carers, Relatives, GPs and Hospitals or any other Statutory or Voluntary Service

The Service is generally covered Mon - Friday 08.30am - 17.00pm. In order to make contact please call the Single point of Access (SPA)

Telephone: 01962 893560.

The Team use the Broughton Surgery as a base but we do not know their whereabouts during the day and we also have to contact the SPA to contact them. If no-one is available to take your call, do leave a message on the Answer-phone as messages are accessed regularly throughout the day.

After 5pm, at Weekends & Bank Holidays they can be contacted via an extended hours service which is available through the Out of Hours service  Telephone: 01256 810683


Health Visitors

The team of Community Health Visitors is also employed by the Southern Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust and specialise in Child and Family Health, and Health Promotion

The Team provides particular support and advice to expectant and new mothers; minor illness advice; and they monitor the well-being of all children between the ages of 0 - 5 years

The Health Visitor Team can be contacted Monday - Friday 09.00am - 17.00pm

Telephone: 01962 763970 or drop in to one of their Clinics. See Child Surveillance


How your Health Team Can Help You 

They have special interests in family relationships and child behaviour and are experienced in behavioural techniques with young children. Most of their work is with families with young children, but they can work with other age groups depending on the needs of the community.

  • Advice when planning a baby and antenatal support
  • Post-natal support: this involves home visiting and clinic contact to offer advice for you, your baby and your family
  • Monitoring child health and development
  • Post-natal depression support: this can be on an individual basis and in a special support group
  • Support with changing relationships within families
  • Early Intervention Programme: support for parents to help you make a happy relationship with your baby
  • Child behaviour management: for example, sleep problems, temper tantrums
  • Sleep Clinic: for babies from six months and children up to 5 years of age
  • Positive parenting courses: 'Tackle your Tot and Tame your Teen!' Suitable for all parents to help you feel more confident with parenting issues
  • Children with special needs: support and advice for families
  • Public Health: for example immunisation advice, promoting a healthy lifestyle and support following a heart attack 

 

Any discussion you have with your Health Visitor is confidential. Written information is recorded in the Personal Child Health Record, Health Visitor notes and the GP computer notes. This is shared within the Practice Team.


Dietitian

Our Community Dietitian holds a dietetic clinic once a month at the Broughton Surgery; she can advise on food choices and give ideas for healthy meals.  This is mainly for  our diabetic patients. A referral is required from the GP. 


Midwives

The Community Midwives are based at Andover Birthing Centre. They aim to provide you with the best care possible before your baby is born, during your labour and then at home up to approximately 10 days after your baby is born.

 
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