Our health visitor, Diane Oldham, is a trained nurse who has undertaken further training to obtain the Health Visiting Qualification. As an advisor on childcare and family problems, the Health Visiting team work in the community with the family doctors.
They are notified of births, and they visit from Day 10-14 after birth. They maintain contact thereafter by further home visits and monitor all children up to the age of 5 years, co-ordinating Child Health Surveillance checks and mum’s postnatal check. They also carry out developmental checks and hold Baby Clinics at the Hinckley East Children’s Centre, Granville Road, Hinckley on a Wednesday afternoon by appointment only.
An appointment may be made by telephoning 01455 441980.