Every child deserves the best start in life. Health visitors are qualified nurses with additional specialist training who offer expert, invaluable advice and support to families with children in the first five years of life. We support parents to make choices that affect your family’s future health and wellbeing.
Call the Health Visiting team through Reception or directly on 01235 515521 between 09:00-17:00 (answerphone outside of these hours).
The health visiting service can also be accessed through Well Baby clinics held in the local children centres.
You can find out more about Oxfordshire's Health Visiting team on their website at www.oxfordhealth.nhs.uk/children-and-young-people/oxon/health-visiting/.
For further information download the Oxfordshire Health Visiting leaflet.
Employed by Oxfordshire Health NHS Foundation Trust, District Nurses give care and treatment to patients in their own homes. They assess patients’ needs and give advice and support to relatives caring for the sick and disabled. They are registered nurses with additional specialist training with a wide range of skills and knowledge. They provide care to patients in Oxfordshire who have specific needs that can be met by the specialist skills of the District Nursing team.
District Nurses may…
Provide your nursing care within your home or another community setting, for example a day centre.Arrange for your care to be shared with your GP, Practice Nurse or other health professional. This may mean that you will need to attend your GP Practice or Health Centre to receive your care.Transfer you to an alternative service that is more appropriate for you.
District Nurse support includes…
Help for those with long term conditions and illnesses
Palliative and end of life care
Wound management, for example post-operative wounds or leg ulcers
Rehabilitation following surgery, disability, accident or illness
Promotion of self-care through education, including for carers
Promotion of continence and assessment of continence problems
Health promotion, advice and support.
Call the District Nurse Duty Desk on 01865 904980.
Find out more from Oxfordshire Health’s Community Nursing website at www.oxfordhealth.nhs.uk/?service_description=community-nursing-service-oxfordshire.
Didcot's School Health Nurse team are based at Didcot Health Centre. You can learn more about them at http://www.oxfordhealth.nhs.uk/children-and-young-people/oxon/school-health-nursing/ or call them directly on 01235 515503.
Our Midwives are based at Wallingford Hospital. To book an appointment please contact the Community Midwifery Team on 01491 826037, and for more information please visit Oxford University Hospitals Antenatal Services.