The health visiting service in South Gloucestershire is made up of health visitors and nursery nurses who work in the community with children and families from the antenatal period until they go to school. The service offers support for all parents of all children (from pregnancy to age 5), whatever their circumstances.
The service consists of health visitors and nursery nurses who offer support and information to parents:
Health Visitors are qualified nurses or midwives with a specialist qualification in public health for children, young people and families. They work alongside families offering support and information around parenthood and early parenting. Their training in public health enables them to provide evidence based support and information on a wide range of topics that can affect the health and wellbeing of families.
Nursery Nurses also work alongside families, using their knowledge of child development to support parents to understand their child’s behaviour, build a loving relationship with their child and enjoy their parenting journey.
The service adopts a ‘thrive’ approach to health and wellbeing which focusses on the social and emotional development of infants and children as well as their physical health. Parents are supported to understand their child’s behaviour and developmental needs, reflect on their parenting style and access support and information which they may find useful for their family.
By phone: You can call your health visitor at any time during office hours. All teams have an answer machine where you can leave a message during times when nobody is available to take your call. If you are not sure of the number of your health visiting team you can contact the service on 01225 838555.
In person: You can drop into any of the baby clinics or baby hubs across South Gloucestershire. Baby hubs are gradually replacing baby clinics as supportive drop ins that offer families support and information around early parenting.
Please see the attached list of baby clinics and baby hubs in South Gloucestershire, supporting infant feeding and early parenting.
Health Visitors and Nursery Nurses are keen to hear your thoughts feelings and experiences about being a parent – you can talk through any questions or worries you may have.
Do you know a Health Visitor or Nursery Nurse who has gone above and beyond your expectations and deserves to be recognised for delivering an exceptional service. Each month we choose an individual or team to be our Sirona ‘Star’.
Tell us about them today, we would love to hear from you. You can email us using the form below or drop us a line at the following address: Communications Office (2nd Floor), Kingswood Civic Centre, High Street, Kingswood, Bristol, BS15 9TR.
Corum Office Park (Corum 1)
Warmley, South Gloucestershire
You can contact your health visitor at any time during office hours. All teams have an answer phone where you can leave a message. Alternatively you can contact the service on 01225 838555.
Kingswood Civic Centre
Kingswood, South Gloucestershire
Please do not use our ASK SIRONA email address to submit any requests for medical or urgent assistance. Emails are routinely monitored Mon-Fri 9am - 5pm and it is not an emergency contact service. If you have an emergency, or are at risk of harm or know someone who is, you should contact your GP/their GP or dial 999.