The Health Vistors Team
The health visiting team based at Parkside cover families who are registered with both Parkside Medical Centre and Whaddon House Surgery.
Your health visitors are Evelyn Hammond, Salay Songa, Kim West and Lucy Milligan. Liz Wheelhouse is the registered nurse. The team are available Monday to Friday 9-5 on 01908 364810/11/12. If we are not in the office please leave a message and we will get back to you asap but please note, we cannot guarantee this will be on the same day. If you need to speak to someone urgently you can access NHS Direct on 111, your GP surgery or the walk-in centre. In an emergency, please attend A&E.
The role of the Health Visitor
Health Visitors are registered nurses with additional training in child, family health and midwifery. As part of the wider Health Care Team they work closely with GP’s and other services, promoting the health and well-being to meet the changing needs of the local community.
If you have children under five years old, your health visitor or another health professional will see you several times to talk about how you and your child are getting on.
This may include:
- When you are over 25 weeks pregnant
- When your baby is 10 to 14 days old
- When your baby is 6 to 8 weeks old
- When your baby is 3 to 4 months old
- When your baby is 6 to 12 months old
- When your child is 2 to 2 ½ years old
We can also help you to learn the skills you need to be the best parent you can.
Health Visitors can provide more help for families including:
- Colic & reflux
- Milk intolerance and allergies
- Rashes (eczema & nappy rash & chicken pox)
- Behaviour difficulties
- Toilet training
- Sticky eyes
We also work with other agencies and organisations when your family might need ongoing support, for example if you are looking after a disabled child or if you are experiencing family difficulties.
Health Clinics in your Area
The following is a list of local clinics run by health visitors at Daisychain Children’s Centre, attached to Abbey’s School, Melrose Avenue, Wes tBletchley, MK3 6PS. If you require alternative dates or venues, please do not hesitate to contact us on 01908 364810/11/12 to discuss.
The team are here to weigh your baby and discuss your baby’s progress.
Tuesday 9.30am – 11.15am
Health Advice Drop-In
For advice about your toddler’s health and well-being e.g. potty training and sleep routines.
Wednesday 10.00am – 11.30am
This is a great opportunity to relax, meet new parents and share your experiences.
Friday 1.30pm – 3.00pm
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