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Health Visiting South Gloucestershire

Health Visiting South Gloucestershire

The health visiting service in South Gloucestershire  is made up of health visitors and nursery nurses who work in the community with children and families from the antenatal period until they go to school. The service offers support for parents of all children (from pregnancy to age 5), whatever their circumstances.

 

How has the service changed due to the current COVID-19 restrictions?

With the support of risk assessments to protect you and families, we are pleased that we will be seeing new babies at 10-14 days in their own homes over the coming weeks.

South Gloucestershire services will restart from 3 August. Other routine contacts in pregnancy and at 8 weeks old, as described in The Healthy Child Programme, will restart either face-to-face or by digital methods from 3 August too.

The two other routine contacts at 9-12 months and 2 years will stay by telephone or by video consultation throughout August, and will then be reviewed.

 

How can I speak with a Health Visitor during the current restrictions due to COVID-19?

You can speak with a member of the health visiting team at any time between 9-4  on either of the following numbers:

  • Cadbury Heath/Kingswood Team: 0300 124 5498
  • Yate/Emerson's Green Team: 0300 124 5862
  • Thornbury/Patchway/Filton Team: 0300 125 5970
 

Please get in touch with any questions or concerns at all – we look forward to hearing from you.

*All baby hubs are currently suspended until further notice – if you are feeling anxious about not being able to weigh your baby, please phone the Health Visiting information and advice lines abve*

 

Useful documents and resources

PDF iconUseful resources for parents in South Gloucestershire

 

Infant feeding information and guidance

PDF iconDo I need to speak to a health visitor? A mother's breastfeeding checklist

PDF iconHow to assess if breastfeeding is going well

PDF iconHow to assess if formula feeding is going well

Barnardo's breastfeeding services in South Gloucestershire >

Resources and information on birth and infant feeding during the COVID-19 outbreak >

 

Mental health and wellbeing

Bluebell Bump to Baby Wellbeing Guide for parents to find the support they need for their mental health and wellbeing, during pregnancy and after birth