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Community Services - Shirebrook Surgery

Shirebrook District Nursing Service

Philosophy of Care

To provide individualized, home based care ensuring dignity, confidentiality and respect for the individuals wishes at all times. To assist the individual in creating an environment where they can live and grow in order to regain full health or attain their full health potential. To support those caring for others in order that their role can be seen as a positive contribution from which they can grow.

Range of Care Provision

  • Post Hospital Care
  • Palliative/Terminal Care
  • Chronic Illness/Disability
  • Wound Management
  • Health Surveillance and Promotion

Midwifery Services

Margaret and Sarah work from Shirebrook and Melanie for Church Warsop work as Community Midwifes and integrate onto Central Delivery Suite at the Royal Hospital, Chesterfield. Practising both high and low risk midwifery, keeping updated in all aspects of Midwifery Care.

Mothers-to-be can choose any hospital of their choice to deliver. They are offered midwifery led care to low risk mothers, shared care with Hospital Consultants, and community and home deliveries (subject to suitability). Midwives provide continuity of care throughout pregnancy, after the baby is born and during labour if opportunity allows. The midwives try to give women choices in pregnancy empowering them to make their own choice for themselves and their families.

Health Visitor Services

Health Visitors are all qualified nurses of wide experience often covering midwifery. Health Visitors are training in child development, community health, family structure, psychology and health promotion. They work alongside other agencies including GP’s and other health professionals such as education, social services, voluntary agencies and welfare rights.

The team in Shirebrook also includes Nursery Nurses who have specialised skills in play and child development. As part of the Creswell, Langwith/Whaley Thorns and Shirebrook Sure Start Team we are able to link into a variety of services aimed at families with children under 4 years of age to enable parents to give their child a healthier start in life and be better prepared for school.

Most of the Health Visitors work is with parents, carers of young children and children with special needs, although they do sometimes work with older people. A Health Visitor will contact you before or soon after the birth of a new baby. They offer support and advice in a varied aspects of child health and development including behaviour management, minor ailments, nutrition, safety and immunization. Details on local support groups, nurseries, parent & toddler groups, toy libraries and voluntary organizations are also available. Health Visitors can also prescribe items for a limited number of conditions relevant to young children. Health Visitors have excellent listening skills and may provide individual or family support in times of stress or anxiety. Part of the Health Visitor role is to protect children from significant harm according to agreed procedures.

For further information or if you would like to make an appointment with a Health Visitor please ring:- 01623 742420 Monday to Friday 9.00 am to 5.00pm.

An informal Drop-In Clinic is also available at Shirebrook Health Centre, 17 Patchwork Row, Shirebrook on:-

Wednesday 9.30am to 12noon 
Friday 9.30am to 12noon

Nursery Nurse Services

The Nursery Nurses work alongside the Health Visitors with the 0 – 5year olds in general on the Health Visitor case loads. They are trained in child development. The N.N.E.B. Diploma includes studies in child psychology, sociology and children with special needs. They are part of the health team and the Sure Start team which enables them to link into a variety of services ad work alongside other agencies such as speech & language therapist, physiotherapist and close links with the schools.

They run the baby play group for babies aged 0 – 1 year at the Health Centre, a two toddler play groups for children aged 1 – 3 years at the Model School and Park Road Schools.

Through partnership with Sure Start they offer support and can be involved at the events held throughout the year in Creswell, Langwith/Whaley Thorns and Shirebrook such as open days and outings for the families.

School Nurses Services

Sue Banning and Anne Brockwell cover the Shirebrook Area. 
Contact at Shirebrook Health Centre 01623 742420 or through the schools.

Shirebrook Comprehensive 
(Drop-in service available to students - Wednesday lunchtime in the Student Services Office)

Park Infant 
Park Junior 
Model Village 
Brookfield Primary 
St Josephs 
Langwith Bassett

The school nurses offer:-

  • A confidential service
  • Child Protection Monitoring
  • Routine surveillance and nurse health interviews
  • Assessment, implementation, evaluation and monitoring of health needs
  • Target health needs through health promotion work
  • Vaccinations and immunizations
  • Representing young people in multi-agency meetings.
  • Support for healthy schools program
  • Enuresis management
  • Behaviour management
  • Parenting support and emotional support
  • Interagency communication – including referrals to other agencies, e.g. Child & family therapy, community paediatrician, dietician etc.
  • Support special needs children in schools.

Speech & Language Therapist - Helen Gosling

Helen sees children with a range of communication difficulties including; language difficulties (understanding of spoken language), sound system difficulties, dysfluency and voice disorders. Children are either seen in clinic or in school and are seen regularly for reviews, depending on the severity of their difficulties. The service operates an open referral system which means that anyone can refer to them including health visitors, schools, doctors and parents. If you would like further information about the service please contact 01623 742420.

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