The District Nursing Team provides specialist nursing to those in the community who are unable to get to the surgery for treatment such as wound care.
They are also responsible for the ongoing health care needs of housebound patients and their families with a variety of conditions such as diabetes, arthritis, multiple sclerosis, and liaise with other providers of care within the community.
Another large part of their role is supporting terminally ill patients who wish to be cared for in their own home. Their service also includes the promotion of continence and health education.
The District Nursing Team, employed by Derbyshire Community Health Services, are now based in Buxton and can be contacted on:
- 01298 212 827
The hold their own clinics at the surgery twice a week for patients who are able to attend.
The Health Visitor is concerned with the health and well-being of families. Health Promotion, early detection of ill health and monitoring of normal growth and development are his/her responsibility, with particular reference to mothers, babies and the under 5’s.
The Health Visitor liaises closely with the GP’s, other members of the nursing team and professions allied to medicine, such as Social Workers, Speech Therapists and Pre-School Teacher Counsellors.
The Health Visitor has specialist knowledge of the facilities and resources available for families and children in the area.
The Health Visiting Teams are now based in different localities dependent upon which area of the Practice that you live.
- Buxton Team (Hartington and North of Practice) – 07816 064 870
- Ashbourne Team (South of Hartington) – 01335 230 000 Option 5
- Staffordshire Team (Newcastle and Moorlands HV Hub – 0300 124 5029
Community Midwives work alongside Doctors and Health Visitors to provide care for expectant mothers to help prepare for the birth and care of their babies.