Community Nurses

Direct Line 01202 528120                             

The District Nurse Team provide nursing services at home for those patients who are truly housebound or are too unwell to visit the surgery. Their workload encompasses an enormous variety of nursing duties within the home environment whether they are the elderly, those with long term chronic conditions, during more acute illnesses or for the terminally ill. In addition to these the District Nurses carry out assessments of those patients requiring compression hosiery at East Way Clinic.

The District Nurses are available on their direct line any weekday between 9am-4pm. During this time the answer machine will record messages. Outside these hours the district nurses are not able to receive calls directly. Before 9am and after 4pm calls should be made direct to the surgery, and urgent calls should always be made direct to the surgery on 01202 517333 where receptionists will ensure your call is dealt with promptly and appropriately.

Health Visitors

Direct Line 01202 537808                             

The Health Visiting Team provide a complete range of child development checks for children under five. Their work does not however stop there and they are happy to offer support and information regarding children of any age at any time. They have close links with the doctors and the school nursing service and are the co-ordinators of the childhood immunisation programme (those usually given prior to starting school). The H/V team are proactive in many areas of parent education offering courses in basic life saving training, baby massage and other areas of interest.

The Health Visitors are available on their direct line any weekday between 9am-4pm. If the health visitors are out at the time of your call or if you ring during the evening, at weekends or bank holidays you can leave a message and they will return your call at the next opportunity and the answer machine message will inform when that is likely to be. If you have an urgent problem you should telephone the surgery direct on 01202 517333    

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