Tel No 0131 440 7832 answering machine available
The Health Visitor is a trained nurse with experience in ante-natal care, parent craft, baby and childcare, and children with special needs. She works closely with other members of the practice team, undertaking the immunisation and developmental assessments of children under 5 years Her role is more involved in Health Promotion and education than nursing care.
She can also help with the following:
- Child Health Issues
- Personal or family worries
- Breast/bottle feeding
- Weaning/eating problems
- Potty training/bedwetting
- Behavioural problems
- Sleep problems
- Accident prevention
- Post-natal depression
- Weight problems/healthy eating
- Child Protection issues
Currently the health visiting team are centrally located in Roslin Medical Centre however patients will continue to be seen in their own locality.
The district nursing team are centrally located in Penicuik Health centre and can be contacted by phoning 01968 671535.
The district nurse works in the community with the housebound and those unable, temporarily, to attend the surgery for nursing needs.
The nurse will give help and advice on incontinence management.