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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?

We are currently running a reduced service as the majority of the health visitors and community nursery nurses working in South Gloucestershire have now been re-deployed into front line community services  to support the NHS.  A small team remain and are available to speak to parents between working hours (9-4) Monday to Friday (excluding bank holidays). Please do phone to talk anything through – we are still here to support you and encourage you to get in touch with any questions at all.

Unfortunately all development reviews and baby hubs have been suspended – you can however phone and speak with a health visitor or community nursery nurse if you want to talk about your child’s wellbeing or development.

Health Visitors will continue to make contact with all pregnant women in South Gloucestershire and will arrange with you to also have a discussion again when your baby is born.

 

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

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 >