Community Services

District Nursing Services at Paxton Green

 

District nurses are fully qualified general nurses who have undertaken extra training to enable them to provide skilled nursing care to housebound patients in the community.

 

Working to meet the health need of the community

The district nursing team works closely with the primary health care team in meeting the health needs of the community.

 

Health Promotion

District Nurses promote health and the prevention of illness by establishing and running health promotion and screening clinics, and participate in the training of health care staff.

 

Advice

District Nurses can advise and help with wound care, pain control, incontinence, nutritional needs, HIV/AIDS, counselling, bereavement, pre-discharge planning, supply equipment e.g. pressure relieving mattresses, hospital beds etc.

 

Can I contact the District Nurse myself?

Yes, you can contact the district nurse directly and self-refer or ask him/her to see a relative or friend who needs care. Patients can also be referred by their doctor, social worker, hospital, home help etc.

How to contact the District Nursing Team:

Now based at Elmcourt Health Centre

Phone number:  020 3049 5754

 

The Midwifery Team at Paxton Green

What is the role of a Midwife?

Midwives care for women during pregnancy if they are booked under Kings College Hospital (KCH). The first appointment (booking) is at KCH. The midwives then continue the AN care at Paxton Green Health Centre on Thursdays and Fridays.

Members of the midwifery team are available at the surgery every Friday from 9.30am to 12.00pm

  

The Health Visiting Team at Paxton Green

 What is the role of a Health Visitor?

Health Visitors are nurses who have undergone specialist training in community health, child development and health promotion. They work one-to-one with individuals as well as with groups to promote people’s physical, psychological and social well being. They work with families with children under 5 years old, providing support and advice on nutrition, safety, parenting and family issues.

Health Visitors are available every Thursday from 9.30am to 12.00pm

Members of the Health Visiting team can be contacted by phoning 020 8655 9172