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District Nurses

The Stonehouse Team

The District Nurses arrange visits as requested by the Doctor or hospital for those people in the community who are unable to attend the surgery for treatment. They may be contacted via the surgery.

Health Visitors

A Health Visitor is concerned with the health and well-being of families.  Health Promotion, early detection of ill health and monitoring of normal growth and development are her responsibility, with particular reference to mothers, babies and the under 5’s.   She liaises closely with the GP’s, other members of the nursing team and professions allied to medicine, such as Social Workers, Speech Therapists and Pre-School Teacher Counsellors.  The Health Visitor has specialist knowledge of the facilities and resources available for families and children in the area.

Community Midwives

The Midwives work closely with the Doctors in providing care for all expectant mothers.  In addition to running Ante-Natal clinics, they work with the Health Visitor in helping to prepare couples for the birth and care of their baby.  The same Midwives will deliver mothers who wish to have their babies at home or in the Maternity Unit and continue to care for them whilst in that hospital and at home afterwards.