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District Nursing Team

We have a large team of district nurses who provide nursing care to patients in their homes.

The district nurse team are based at Ripley Hospital and provide nursing care to patients during periods of illness/incapacity in non-hospital settings, such as the patients own home, residential care homes or health centres. Patients include those who are housebound, the elderly, the terminally ill, the disabled and those who have recently been discharged from hospital.

A fundamental part of district nursing is promoting healthy lifestyles and health education/teaching.

The team's work activities include:

Ivy Grove Surgery : Attached staff : Health Visitor Team

Health Visitor Team

The Health Visitor Team are based at Ripley Hospital. They advise on all aspects of childcare and operate the drop in child health clinic. They also organise classes and groups for different patients in conjunction with other practice members such as parent craft classes.

Health Visitors are registered nurses with specialist training in family health. The work and activity undertaken by the Health Visiting Service can be broadly broken down into the following areas:

The health of your baby or young child

Every family with pre-school children has a named health visitor who can advise on everyday care, feeding, growth and development and minor ailments, parenting classes, managing behaviour and any special needs your child may have. A drop-in child health clinic is held each week and routine reviews of your child's progress are held at intervals throughout the first 4 years. The Health Visitors also organise the childhood immunisation programme.

Living a healthy life

Health visitors can help you to make sense of the conflicting media messages about health lifestyles by providing practical advice on how to stay healthy. They run health promotion groups and also represent your views about health needs in the community, influence policies and participate in health service developments.

Supporting Families

We are not just there to support your baby, but the whole family. Health Visitors can:

Community Matron and Care Co-ordinator

Sue is our Community Matron and with Micheala, our Care Co-ordinator, they both manage and co-ordinate care for patients with long term conditions in their homes.

Midwives

We have Community Midwifes attached to the practice. The midwifes operate the antenatal clinics and visit both antenatal and postnatal patients in their homes.

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