To contact your health visitor please phone 01278 787482 - an answering machine service is available if no-one is in to take your call.
Each health visitor is a registered nurse who has spent a further year training to help you and your family stay healthy.
Each child up to the age of five has a named health visitor.
Home visits are made according to family and individual need. The first visit to a newly born baby is made after discharge from the midwifery service and thereafter at your request. You are welcome to attend the child health clinic held at Highbridge Children’s Centre, Coronation Road, Highbridge every 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month 9.00am – 10.30am or the Octopus Children’s Centre in the grounds of Burnham Infants School every 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month 12:30pm – 2:00pm
No appointment is necessary.
The health visitors offer a programme of developmental assessments to all children. They are also involved in community health programmes which include disease awareness campaigns, stopping smoking and parenting initiatives. Health visitors also work closely with other professionals involved with children and their families.
By arrangement with family at approximately 34-36 weeks. Antenatal Groups are also held at your local Children’s Centre in conjunction with the Midwifery team.
NEW BIRTH VISIT
By arrangement following discharge from midwife.
6 WEEK POST NATAL
Home visit by member of health Visiting Team (2nd time mothers may be asked to attend clinic).
Additional visits may be offered according to individual family needs and requests
WEIGHING & HEALTH ADVICE
The Burnham on Sea Weigh In Clinics are held at the Octopus Children’s Centre in the grounds of Burnham Infants School every 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month 12.30 – 2.00pm.
The Highbridge Clinic is held every 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month at the Highbridge Children Centre, Coronation Road, Highbridge between 9.00 – 10.30am
Weight will be measured at 4, 6, 8, 12, 16 weeks and at 12 months. Most babies will be seen at 6 weeks by the health
However, there will be a set of spare scales available to self-weigh your baby if you want to weigh more regularly.
Get together with other new mums.
Dates and times may be obtained from your Health Visitors
Held at the BAY Club, Cassis Close, Burnham on Sea.
Baby Groups are also held weekly at Highbridge Children’s Centre (01278 780665) and Octopus Children’s Centre (01278) 793331. Please contact them directly for further details
CHANGES TO CLINIC FROM 1ST FEBRUARY 2014
In order to offer the best service possible to our families, we are streamlining our baby clinics. Therefore, from 1st February 2014 clinics will run as follows:
1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month:
Baby clinic at Octopus Children’s Centre, Winchester Road, Burnham on Sea 12.30 – 14.00 hrs.
2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month:
Baby clinic at Highbridge Children’s Centre, Coronation Road, Highbridge 9.00 – 10.30 hrs.
So during February and March clinics will run as follows:
4.02.14 and 18.02.14 Baby clinic at Octopus Children’s Centre
12.02.14 and 26.02.14 Baby Clinic at Highbridge Children’s Centre
04.03.14 and 18.03.14 Baby Clinic at Octopus Children’s Centre
12.03.14 and 26.03.14 Baby Clinic at Highbridge Children’s Centre
HEALTH VISITING TEAM HEALTH VISITING TEAM
||Community Staff Nurse
||Community Nursery Nurse
||Community Nursery Nurse
If you have any comments about the Health Visiting Service, please contact:
Somerset Community Health, Charter House, Bartec 4, Lynx West Trading Estate, Yeovil, BA20 2SU
Telephone: 01935 848220