Urgent Care Practitioner
Mr. Shane Fearon
Mrs. Heena Bhagat
Miss Maria Ashiq
The Community Midwives are able to offer full care during pregnancy. The doctors and midwife share the care of the expectant mother.
Your initial consultation with the midwife will usually take place in your home. You will be asked a few questions and the midwife will carry out some general health checks, and will arrange your hospital booking. Throughout your pregnancy will be seen regularly either at the practice or at the local hospital, or both.
There is a weekly Midwife Clinic held at Hillsprings Surgery every Thursday from 9:00am-12:00 noon, by appointment only.
There is an additional leaflet about our ante-natal services available upon request at each Practice Reception.
The District Nurses are available to see you in your home and help with dressings and removal of sutures, advice and care of the acutely and chronically sick and terminally ill and advice on incontinence, supplying pads and other aids.
All Health Visitors are qualified nurses and many of them have had midwifery training. They also have a further year’s training in subjects such as Child Development, family structure, community health, the promotion of health in all age groups and psychology.
They work mainly with parents and young children and will visit you soon after you return home with your new baby. They may also visit you during your pregnancy and they work alongside the midwives.
They run Child Health Clinics at the Sandy Lane Health Centre premises and work in conjunction with the GP’s in the surgery. They may also prescribe medication for certain minor ailments.
They also work with elderly people, children with special needs and with other age groups, advising them on how to achieve good physical and emotional health.
The Health Visitors set up support groups and provide support in times of stress, anxiety and illness. All this work is kept in strict confidence.