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Community Nurses

The District Nursing Service

  • works together with other agencies to help you remain in your own home
  • provides ongoing nursing care to aid recovery or meet longer term health needs
  • can provide continence assessments
  • provides you with information and support to help you to maintain and improve your health
  • provides wound care
  • assists patients and family members to care for their relatives
  • provides palliative and end of life care


The District Nurse will visit you at home if you require nursing care and you are housebound.  "Housebound" means that you are unable to leave your home or use any form of transport to get to the surgery treatment room or clinic.

Your District Nurse will work with you to identify what your health needs are and together we will agree a plan of care to meet those needs.

 They can be contacted on 01592-640450

Health Visitors

Introduction to your Health Visitor Team

  • your child will be given a named Public Health Nurse/Health Visitor (PHN/HV) and have open access to our team until your child goes to school
  • our team includes 3 Health Visitors, a Nursery Nurse and a Community Staff Nurse
  • Student Nurses and trainee Health Visitors learn with us whilst on placement from University.  You may meet them at any of your contacts with our team.
  • we work with other health professionsals eg GP's and Paediatricians
  • using the GIRFEC model (refer to red book) to support your child's health and well being needs, our team liaises with other professionals and voluntary organisations eg Nursery, Social Work and Police


Child and Family Support

  • a PHN/HV will plan with you the support that your child needs to promote growth and development
  • your child will be allocated an HPI (Health Plan Indicator-Core/Additional) that gives an idea of the support your child needs from our team. This HPI may change as your child's needs change
  • Health Promotion contacts at age 6 weeks, 4 months, 1 year and pre school
  • Your child's growth and development will be formally assessed at 8 weeks and 27 months.


The health visitors can be contacted by telephone on 01592-640457

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