Community Midwives

This specially trained professional provides personal care for all pregnant women before, during and after delivery. Patients in the Practice are cared for by the Fforest Team. Each patient has her own midwife during pregnancy and either she or a member of the team will come to the hospital and may deliver the baby. Patients can also discuss the option of home delivery with the midwife. The community midwife can be contacted on 07766 466891 (24/7).

Community Nurses

District nurses are specially trained nurses. They work closely with the doctors and make home visits to house-bound patients to carry out assessments and provide nursing care. In addition they visit chronically sick patients and patients recently discharged from hospital who need further nursing care. The District Nurse Team can be contacted at the “Hub” on (01792) 530790.

A Chronic Conditions Nurse (Rachel Woolacott) and a Health Care Support Worker support patients at home by monitoring them and helping to educate them in the management of their condition.

Health Visitors

A health visitor is a registered nurse who has received training particularly related to babies, children and pregnant women. Their role is to provide families with children under five years old with support and advice around the general aspects of mental, physical and social wellbeing.

The health visitors can be contacted on (01792) 455696 during normal office hours.

Attached Staff

Mental Health Liason Nurse

A MHLN is in the surgery on Tuesdays and provides an assessment of needs and brief interventions for patients as well as being their link to the ABMU Health Board Mental Health teams, voluntary services and community organisations.

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