District Nursing Team and Nurse Visitors
The district nurses provide nursing care and support to patients in their own homes when they are too ill to attend surgery. The team provides specialist nursing care as necessary. This care includes wound care, leg ulcer management, palliative care, advice and support in maintaining health and referrals to appropriate heath professionals/social services as required. The Nurse Visitors for Older Adults can assess, implement and advise on all aspects of care and services that are available for the housebound older adults and those with long term conditions.
Health Visiting Team
Based at Heysham Primary Care Centre Tel: 01524 518550.
The health visitor can advise on health care to all age groups but is mainly involved with mothers, babies and young children. Their work includes child health surveillance, childhood immunisations & general health promotion.
Available at all sites
Provide antenatal care throughout pregnancy, during labour and after birth. If newly pregnant, you can now self-refer for an appointment with a Midwife.
Primary Care Support Pharmacist
Based at Heysham Primary Care Centre
Our support Pharmacist Team, advises not only our patients but also the whole healthcare team on issues relating to medicines. Our support Pharmacists holds medication review clinics at all sites throughout the week. A Medication review is a chance to check that your medicines are the best ones for you, that they are working as well as they can and are not causing any side effects. You can make an appointment via reception at any site.