Within the Health Centre we are fortunate in Wantage to also have access to a lot of local community services.
The District Nursing team is based at the surgery and work with the GPs and other members of the Primary Health Care Team. They provide nursing care and treatments to patients, relatives and carers in their own home.
This includes care and support for the acute and chronically ill and care of the dying. They have specialist skills in continence advice and wound management. They hold an ulcer clinic by appointment, for those able to attend the surgery.
The District Nurses can be contacted directly on 01865 904980.
The service is run by Oxford Health.
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. The 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.
There is a Drop In Baby Clinic: Wednesday 10-11 am in the Health Education Room.
The Health Visitors can be contacted directly on 01235 774 545.
The services at present include: