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Health visiting is a service offered to all families with pre-school children.

Each family has a named Health Visitor who may visit during the antenatal period or begin visiting a day or two after the midwife has discharged the baby.

You can find out more about our service in our leaflet which you can view here.  Health Visiting Leaflet [651kb]

 

  • Health Visiting Guernsey

    • Health visitors offer developmental assessments for babies and young children at key points in their lives - (6 weeks, 9 - 12 months, 2 - 3 years and 3 1/2 years). They also offer help and advice on a range of issues such as feeding, sleeping, potty training and behaviour management.
    • Health Visitors offer a high level of support to families with complex needs as part of a multi-agency package.
    • Child Health Clinics are run by Health Visitors to provide parents/carers with an opportunity to access information on any health issues, eg child development, growth and minor ailments.  These are held weekly at 5 venues throughout the Island and are open to anyone who wishes to discuss their child's health.
    • You can view the times we hold Baby Clinics Here.  Drop In Baby Clinics [231kb]
    • A Health Visitor visits Alderney one day a week, 3 times a month on a Thursday and runs a Drop-in Community Baby Clinic at The Butes from 1:30 - 2:30 pm
    • Community Baby Clinics are run by Health Visitors to provide parents / carers with an opportunity to access information on any health issues eg child development, growth and minor ailments.  These are held weekly at 5 venues throughout the Island and are open to anyone who wishes to discuss their child's health. There is no cost to attend and there is no need for an appointment, just drop in.
    • You can view the times we hold Baby Clinics Here.pdf icon Drop In Baby Clinics [231kb]
    • A Health Visitor visits Alderney up to 3 times a month on a Thursday and runs a Drop-in Community Baby Clinic at The Butes from 1:30 - 2:30 pm. pdf icon Alderney Baby Clinic poster [273kb]
    • A Health Visitor visits Herm as and when needed / required.
  • Postnatal Group

    • Postnatal groups are for parents / carers with babies from 4 weeks old and are held at the Professor Shaw Community Centre, La Rue Maze, St Martins in the Moulin Huet Room. Your Health Visitor will give you dates available on their first home visit or you can contact Gillian Prigent[WN1]  on Tel No: 01481 707368 for alternative dates.
    • The Post Natal Group is an opportunity to meet up with other parents and carers and is led by your Health Visiting Team.
    • Two sessions are held on a Monday from 1:30 pm until 2:30 pm excluding Bank Holidays:
      • The first session is held on the first Monday of the month and covers Baby Safety: including Resuscitation Practices and First Aid. 
      • The second session covers Baby Massage and Bonding. (Helpful for colic, sleep and relaxation for parent / carer and baby).
  • ​​​​​Immunisations

  • 3.5 Year Booster Immunisations.

    • The Health Visiting Team offers 2 pre school booster immunisations of Diphtheria, Tetanus, Polio and Whooping cough (DTaP/IPV) and Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR)  to children when they are about 3.5 years old. 
    • The boosters are offered as part of a developmental review appointment. There is no charge for this service. 
    • You will be invited to attend a clinic at Lukis House by letter. You can view a copy of this letter here.  3.5 Year Appointment Letter [305kb]
    • If you have any questions about these or any other immunisations please contact us at Lukis House on Tel No: 725241 ext no: 5286. We will be happy to answer your questions and give advice.
  • BCG Vaccination

  • Useful Websites

    • The Lullaby Trust raises awareness of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), provides expert advice on safer sleep for babies and offers emotional support for bereaved families The Lullaby Trust
    • The following website gives advice on safety issues eg burns and scalds, button batteries, choking, toy safety and safety in the home and garden Child Accident Prevention Trust (CAPT)
    • To find a list of pre-schools (and those offering 15 free hours free pre-school education) and nursery list, visit States Early Years Team
    • For information about Baby Massage, Health Visitor Drop-in Clinic, Great Expectations, Bosom Buddies, Mellow Groups etc held at Bright Beginnings, visit Bright Beginnings
    • For more information on Incredible Years Parenting Groups (2 - 13 years), visit Kindred Family Centre
    • The ERIC website has up to date information about bowel and bladder issues ERIC
    • For general health advice visit NHS Website
  • Contact Us

    • If you would like any further information or to  speak to a Health Visitor, please contact  Lukis House Reception on Tel No: 01481 707368 between 8.30 am - 5.00 pm, Monday to Friday.
    • For Information and advice regarding antenatal and post natal Groups eg Baby Massage, Incredible Years Parenting Groups and Mellow Parenting Groups, please contact Gill Prigent,[WN1]  Groups Facilitator, on Tel No: 725241 Ext: 5277.

Downloads

Drop-in Baby Clinics MMR Product Information Leaflet DTaP/IPV Product Information Leaflet routine immunisation schedule Health Visiting Service Leaflet Alderney Baby Clinic Baby Massage Leaflet Guernsey HSC Children and Families Services Healthy Weight Pathway - June 2019 Readiness for Change Questionnaire CWM Referral Form 0 - 5 Healthy Weight Pathway 3.5 Year Appointment letter - June 2019

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