Child Health

HEALTH VISITORS:

The Health Visitors are based at Hillcroft House at WBCH (Tel: 292101). They run drop in clinics at the following venues:

Mondays:  The Willows Children Centre, Greeham 9-11am

Mondays:  St Johns School 12-1pm

Wednesday:  Victoria Park 5-6pm


 

A health visitor is available Monday-Friday for guidance on the management of childhood illness.  If your child needs a doctor then an appointment should be made by the usual way i.e. phoning the surgery. Children’s Development Checks are offered by the Health Visitor at 2 years 3 months by appointment only at Victoria Park (Friday 9-11.30am).


 

POSTNATAL SUPPORT GROUP: 

This runs from 0-6 months.  This group offers information on sleep, crying, weaning, feeding, growth and development, minor ailments and safety.  Please speak to your Health Visitor for more information.


 

CHILDHOOD IMMUNISATIONS:

It is important that your child receives protection from infectious diseases through immunisation.  The Practice Nursing team runs a clinic dedicated to childhood immunisations, for children under five years old.  Your health visitor will also give you advice on appropriate immunisations.

 Phone the surgery for the first of THREE immunisation appointments as soon as the baby is 6 weeks old.  The first appointment will be when your baby is 8 weeks old.  If your baby is between 12 weeks and 16 weeks old make appointments as you leave the surgery after the last immunisation.  The surgery will invite your child at 12 months old for vaccinations against MMR, PCV and Hib/MenC.  Also a further invitation at 3 years 4 months old for a Preschool Booster (diptheria, tetanus, pertussis and polio) and MMR booster.