A health visitor is a registered nurse who has received training particularly related to babies, children and pregnant women. Their role is to provide families with children under five years old with support and advice around the general aspects of mental, physical and social wellbeing.
District Nursing services are available for individuals with both long and short-term nursing needs. The community nursing team consists of:
- District Nurses
- Community Staff
- Healthcare Assistants
All of these professionals work together to provide skilled nursing care to individuals in the community. In addition they work alongside other local community healthcare professionals and those within secondary care. In addition to providing skilled nursing services, they offer and promote health care advice and education and the enjoyment of independence and optimum health. Although the community nursing team do not offer personal care they can assess and refer for the most appropriate care either in the home or residential care, respite or nursing homes. The community nursing services are available 24 hours per day, 7 days a week for patients requiring their services. You can contact them on message taking: 0121 507 2664