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Community Midwives

The Practice midwife can be contacted by telephoning 01235 764343; a midwife is available 24 hours a day in the event of an emergency.

They are happy to advise on Pre-conception care. This is most important if you are using the contraceptive pill. The midwife will also help support those who have suffered a miscarriage. They will also share in all your antenatal care. Parent education regarding birth and labour is available and they will advise you on how this can be arranged.

All Post-natal mothers are seen either in their own home or by appointment at Wantage Maternity Hospital. The team of midwives and support staff based at the Wantage maternity unit are available to offer support and advice throughout pregnancy and the post natal period, specialising in breast feeding help and support and offer the opportunity for low risk pregnancies to be delivered within the Wantage Maternity unit.

Debbie Wells (f)
Rita Khoury (f)

Community Nurses

The Community Nurses and their team are registered nurses and healthcare assistants who have undertaken specialist training in order to provide a wide range of nursing care, support and treatment to patients and relatives requiring care in the community.

Should you require their help you may contact the Community Nurses by leaving a message on 01235 774535.

The Community Nurse Team run by Oxford Health NHS Trust covers our surgery as well as Church Street.

Health Visitors

Health visitors are qualified nurses or midwives with specialist public health training. They are available to support you in pregnancy, once your baby is born and until your child becomes five years of age. Health visiting teams advise on and support the health and wellbeing of babies, children and their families. Our team includes a community staff nurse and health care support worker.

They work with other agencies such as GPs, midwives, school health nurses, Children’s Centres and early years settings. They are trained in child development and safeguarding children.

Health visitors lead the Healthy Child Programme (Department of Health, 2009) and work to promote equal health opportunities in order to promote health and well being of children, families and communities.

Well Baby Clinic: Wednesday 10.00-11.00am in Health Education Room

Baby Lunchbox (Breast/Bottle feeding Support Clinic):  Wedenesday 11.00-12.30pm

Wantage and Grove Health Visiting Team

Anne Barber - Health Visitor

Andrea Summers - Health Visitor

Helen Carter - Health Visitor

Julianna Ridsdale - Health Visitor

Rebecca Hales - Community Nursery Nurse

Nicola Eason - Health Care Support Worker

Telephone: 01235 774545 (Monday to Friday 09:00 – 17:00)

Email - oxfordhealth.wantagehvs@nhs.net

     or - mailto:Facebook@OxfordshireHealthVisitors

 
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