Our health visiting service in South Tyneside provides support to families with pre-school children.
Health Visitors are specialist trained nurses who can assess the development of infants and young children and provide advice and support to meet the identified needs. They offer home visits to all families in the community from pregnancy through to school entry as recommended by the national Child Health Promotion Programme.
If you are a parent, our health visitors can support you with your own health needs and help you develop a healthy lifestyle. The team also deliver baby clinics for advice and baby weight monitoring.
They team also work as part of wider community teams with GP, midwives, Children’s Centres, Paediatricians, Speech Therapists, nurseries to provide care and support to promote children’s’ well-being and prevention of harm.
In addition, there are a variety of services available which each Health Visitor will promote with their families alongside informing families of services available in their local Children Centres. If anyone wishes to know the services in their area please contact your Health Visitor.