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Community Midwives

The Midwives are involved in all aspects of maternity care, holding Ante Natal and Booking Clinics at the surgery. The booking In appointment is a lengthy first appointment during which all information and guidance is provided. The appointment is followed up with short check ups with the midwife and GP. The community midwife visits you at home with your baby, providing continuity of care. The Midwives can be contacted at the Royal Surrey County Hospital, St Catherine’s Ward – 01483 464147.

Community Nurses

A team of community registered nurses and health care assistants visit house bound patients with nursing needs.

They provide: Wound care management and pressure ulcer prevention. Care of IV central lines (including chemotherapy pumps), and Intravenous medication. Chronic disease management, Continence care, Palliative and end of life care. They can be contacted on 0300 303 9513, or out of hours on 0777 177 2180, or via their website;

http://www.virgincare.co.uk/vc-providers/community-nursing-servicesurrey-guildford/

Health Visitors

A Health Visitor is a qualified nurse who has taken further training in child development and community health. Health visitors work within the local community and focus particularly on supporting expectant mothers, young families and children with special needs. Your local health visitor team is based at the Jarvis Centre. They run baby clinics in the Guildford area and can be contacted on 01483 783288. More detail and the programme of baby clinics can be found here.

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