The Health Visiting team is a skill mix of Health Visitors, Community Staff Nurse and Community Nursery nurse and a healthcare support worker. We deliver our service through the Healthy Child Programme in partnership with parents, carers and families. Our aim is to help children under 5 avoid illness and stay healthy.
Health Visitors are registered nurses with specialist qualifications in child and family health and wellbeing.
A Community Staff Nurse is a registered nurse with additional experience in maternal and child health and development.
A Community Nursery Nurse is qualified in childcare and development with training in prevention of sleep and behaviour problems and promotion of healthy eating.
The health visiting team also works in partnership with the Windmill Children's Centre, Long Lane Bursledon. We work closely with GPs, hospitals, midwives, school nurses, speech and language therapists, Children's Services, pre-schools and schools in promoting health and wellbeing of young children. Contact with the health visitor begins in pregnancy and ends when a child enters primary school.
Southern Parishes Duty Health Visitor Telephone Line - Mon - Fri 9.00 am - 5.00 pm : 023 8047 5177
Community Care Team (CCT)
The service is for adults with a range of health issues, from illness or injury to longer term conditions. They help patients who have been discharged from hospital, need longer term rehabilitation, or are housebound.
The team are made up nurses, therapists, practitioners, assistants and support workers who work together to provide care and treatment in your home and local community. The teams are led by a community matron.
They carry out a holistic assessment of your rehabilitation and care needs and then develop an individual treatment plan. We will regularly review this plan for your individual needs which is regularly reviewed.
They provide several different services, in a variety of settings including: Community nursing, Intensive short term support (crisis intervention), Occupational therapy, Physiotherapy, Rehabilitation, Specialist nursing, Virtual wards.
Some of the things they typically help with include: Supporting you to return home after a hospital admission, Helping you live as well as possible if you have a long term illness, Helping you with your walking or balance, Providing you with equipment that makes your daily activities easier, Provide care and treatments for pressure wounds, Support you in using a catheter, To reduce the risk of you falling at home.
The admin office for the CCT can be contacted at 023 8231 0600.
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The School Nursing Service works in partnership with children, young people and their families to ensure that children's health needs are supported within their school and community.
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School Nurses also work closely with Education, Social Care and other health professionals, to help children and young people to remain healthy and to ensure that key areas of a child's development and welfare are met.
School Nurses provide:
- Important health information to children during their transition periods (Reception and year 6/7)
- Immunisations within school as directed by Public Health England
- Safeguarding for Children and Young People
And now provide a free texting service for 11 - 19 year olds who wish to talk to a school nurse.
The ChatHealth number is: 07507 332160
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Southern Parishes Duty School Nurse Telephone Line - Mon - Fri 9.00 am - 3.00 pm: 023 8045 3593
The midwifery team for the local area is based at Hedge End Medical Centre. They run clinics for patient of the Eastleigh Southern Parishes area.
The role of the care navigator is to ‘signpost’ patients and their carers to access the support and services they may need to enable them to remain safe and independent at home. The service is particularly focussed on vulnerable older people who may have long-term health conditions. It is hoped that the support provided will also help to prevent unnecessary admissions to hospital. They are working across all practices in the area.
There are various things they can help with and these include:
- Offering basic information and advice about various benefits and allowances and helping patients to access more in-depth help.
- Helping patients to decide whether they would benefit from aids and adaptations in the home and if so, making the referral to adult services.
- Helping patients to access support groups’ services such as befriending, dog walking, gardening, day centres and community social activities.
- Visiting patients at home following a discharge from hospital to help with any issues.
- Finding out whether patients are having any problems taking medications properly.
Once needs have been discussed and agreed, they will develop a ‘care plan’ of support and this will be copied to the GP and other professionals involved in care.
The office number for the Care Navigators is 023 8202 0363.
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