There is a team of district nurses who are available to see you in your home and help with the following if you are housebound:
- Wound dressings and removal of sutures
- Advice on nursing and caring for the disabled or elderly patient at home
- Advice on incontinence and supplying of pads and other aids
- Assessment of nursing needs for the individual.
Health visitors are registered general nurses, with additional training in midwifery and community nursing.
They work in the community mainly with patients registered at this surgery.
They are able to discuss and advise in confidence, on a variety of topics either in your own home or at the surgery.
Any member of the family can make use of their services by contacting them direct on 01908 725100, which has an answer phone facility for messages.
There is one community midwife who works with the doctors to provide care for mothers before and after delivery and care for their baby during the first four weeks of life. Clinic times are available from the practice on request.