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Slimming Clubs ( 10.2.17. )
Acupuncture / Chinese Tradional Medicine ( 10.3.2. )
Aids and appliances for people with a physical impairment ( 10.2.1. )
Aids for disabled - REMAP, FNHC Jersey Society for the Disabled etc ( 10.2.1.L3 )
Alcohol dependency ( 10.1.1.L1 )
Alternative and complementary medicine ( 10.3.0.L1 )
Ankylosing Spondylitis Society ( 10.2.33. )
Arthritis ( 10.2.19. )
Autism Jersey [10.2.90]
Blood donation ( 10.6.0.L1 )
Bone marrow donations ( 10.2.34.L1 )
Bone scanning ( 10.6.9.L2 )
Breast Clinic ( 10.2.34.L2 )
Cancer Screening for Women ( 10.6.9.L1 )
Cancer, assistance local organisations ( 10.2.34. )
Causeway Association - Hostel for mothers and babies ( 10.4.12. )
Chemists / Pharmacists ( 10.6.5. )
Children in hospital ( 10.6.7.L2 )
Children's Health and Child Immunisations ( 10.8.2.L1 )
Chiropody - private ( 10.7.10. )
Chiropractice ( 10.7.12. )
Colostomy and Ileostomy ( 10.2.42. )
Community psychiatric nursing services ( 10.5.5.L3 )
Continence/Continence Clinic( 10.2.45. )
Contraception ( 10.4.2. )
Craniosacral Therapy (10.3.0.L9)
Day Surgery Unit - General Hospital ( 10.6.7.L9 )
Deafness and hard of hearing ( 10.2.8. )
Dental Department ( 10.6.4. )
Dental Hygienists ( 10.7.4.L10 )
Department of Health and Community Services ( 10.0.0.L9 )
Depressives Groups - not local ( 10.5.4.L2 )
Diabetes ( 10.2.23. )
DIPS - disabled swimming ( 10.2.6.L1 )
Doctors (in practice order) ( 10.7.3.L3 )
Down's syndrome ( 10.2.29. )
Drug and solvent abuse-where to get help and information ( 10.1.2. )
Dyslexia Jersey ( 10.2.11. )
Dystonia support group ( 10.2.75. )
Eating disorders ( 10.2.68. )
Eczema ( 10.2.51. )
Environmental Health Department - all matters ( 10.8.1.L5 )
Epilepsy ( 10.2.22. )
Family Nursing & Home Care Services / Health Visitors / District Nurses ( 10.8.1.L2 )
Funding dental treatment in Jersey ( 10.7.4.L2 )
Gambling Addiction- support groups ( 10.1.4. )
General Practitioners Services (10.6.7.L1)
Gervaise Le Gros Resource Centre ( 10.8.2.L4 )
Haemophilia ( 10.2.35. )
Headway - Brain Injuries Association (Jersey) ( 10.2.82. )
Health visitors / clinics ( 10.8.2.L3 )
Heart ( 10.2.40. )
Homeopathy ( 10.3.3. )
Hospital Car Service ( 10.6.8.L4 )
Hospital League of Friends ( 10.6.8.L2 )
Huntington's Disease ( 10.2.83. )
Hypnotherapy ( 10.3.4. )
Infertility problems 10.4.20
Interpreters in hospital ( 10.6.7.L7 )
Jersey Alzheimer's Association( 10.2.57. )
Jersey Association for Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus( 10.2.31. )
Jersey Asthma Society ( 10.2.18. )
Jersey Dental Fitness Scheme for 11 to 21 year olds ( 10.7.4.L5 )
Jersey Fertility Support ( 10.4.70.L3 )
Jersey Hyperbaric Treatment Centre (Recompression Chamber) ( 10.2.1.L6 )
Jersey Society for the Disabled ( 10.2.6.L2 )
Kidney patients ( 10.2.41. )
Leisure services for people with learning difficulties ( 10.2.6.L8 )
Lymphoedema ( 10.2.48. )
Maternity care ( 10.4.40. )
Meals on Wheels and Private meal delivery service ( 10.8.6. )
Medic Alert ( 10.6.8.L1 )
Medical bills - Oddfellows Society ( 10.7.2.L1 )
Medical negligence - Medical accidents ( 10.7.0. )
Medical Officer of Health ( 10.8. )
Mencap ( 10.2.80.L1 )
Meningitis ( 10.2.85. )
Migraine ( 10.2.16. )
Miscarriage / Stillbirth / Premature baby support group ( 10.4.35. )
Motor Neurone Disease ( 10.2.81. )
Multiple Sclerosis Society ( 10.2.38. )
Muscular Dystrophy ( 10.2.47. )
My Voice - IAJ Independent Advocacy Jersey ( 10.5.4.L3 )
Myalgic Encephalomylitis (ME) ( 10.2.78. )
Narcotics Anonymous ( 10.1.2.L3 )
National Childbirth Trust ( 10.4.70.L2 )
Needle exchange scheme - Sharpsafe ( 10.1.2.L6 )
Neurosciences ( 10.6.7.L14 )
Nursing and Residential Homes - Nursing and Care Agencies ( 10.7.7.L3 )
Oakwell - respite care for phsysically disabled children ( 10.2.5.L2 )
Occupational therapy for people with learning difficulties ( 10.2.80.L2 )
Occupational Therapy Services ( 10.6.7.L12 )
Opticians - Complaints. Assistance towards cost of spectacles. ( 10.7.6. )
Osteopaths ( 10.7.8. )
Oxygen Supplies ( 10.2.1.L5 )
Oxygen Therapy Centre ( 10.2.38.L1 )
Pain Control Clinic ( 10.6.7.L16 )
Parkinson's Disease ( 10.2.37. )
Patient transport to UK and Guernsey hospitals ( 10.6.7.L3 )
People with disabilities ( 10.2.0.L3 )
Phobias and tranquillizer withdrawal ( 10.2.13. )
Physiotherapists ( 10.7.11. )
Post Natal Depression Support ( 10.4.50. )
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder ( 10.5.5.L2 )
Prescription Charges ( 10.6.2. )
Prostate problems ( 10.2.74. )
Provision of special dietary / medical products ( 10.2.1.L9 )
Psoriasis Association ( 10.2.51.L1 )
Psychology / Psychotherapy service ( 10.5.5.L1 )
Public Health Service - services on offer ( 10.0.0.L4 )
Reflexology ( 10.3.0.L6 )
Reiki - energy healers ( 10.3.0.L8 )
Residential opportunities for people with learning difficulties ( 10.2.5.L1 )
Residents and Non-Residents Eligibility for Access to Health and Social Care and Treatment ( 10.6.7.L4 )
Saneline ( 10.5.4.L1 )
Scoliosis ( 10.2.50. )
Sexual Health Services ( 10.6.7.L1a )
Sight impaired organisations ( 10.2.7. )
Single Point of Referral for (SPOR) for Adult Safeguarding( 10.6.10. )
Smoking ( 10.1.3. )
Speech and language therapy ( 10.2.10. )
St. Johns Ambulance - first aid courses ( 10.8.4. )
Strokes ( 10.2.73. )
Triumph Over Phobia (10.4.4)
Wheelchair - Loan, purchase and rental ( 10.2.1.L4 )
Wheelchair accessible holidays ( 10.2.0.L6 )
Women's Health( 10.8.2.L2 )
Words and Numbers Matters (10.8.3)
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LOCAL INFORMATION

10.8.2.L3
Health Visitors / Clinics

Extent:Jersey
Updated 22 January 2019
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Midwife care

For the first twenty-eight days of a baby's life, the midwifery service is available with help and advice at any time, day or night. Clients just telephone the Maternity Unit on 442437.

After ten days

When the baby is ten days old, the Midwife will normally discharge the mother and baby to the Health Visitor, who will then arrange to visit them at home (the mother may have already had antenatal contact with the Health Visitor).

Health Visitor

Health Visitors are qualified nurses with special training and experience in child health promotion and health education. In Jersey they are employed by the Family Nursing and Home Care service and are based at Le Bas Centre where they may be contacted on week days. If they are unable to help you themselves they may be able to refer to other services.

The main part of their role is to be available to the mother, via home visiting, Child Health Clinics, and various groups, in order to help ensure childrens' healthy growth and to discuss the health of each family.

Developmental Assessments

Developmental Assessments are carried out by Health Visitors and some doctors to check the development of babies and young children so that any child found to have a problem, however slight, can receive treatment as soon as possible thus giving the child the best possible start in life.

The ages are as follows:
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6 weeks  | Developmental Assessment
7 - 8 months | Hearing Test
9 months  | Developmental Assessment
18 months - 2 years | Developmental Assessment
3 - 4 years | Developmental Assessment
School Entry  | Developmental Assessment
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Hearing Test

Children are invited to have a Hearing Test at the age of 7 - 8 months. This is performed by Health Visitors to detect any possible defect in a child's hearing. This simple procedure involves testing the child's responses to both high and low frequency sounds, as it is possible that they may not be hearing the whole range of sounds that are necessary for the development of normal speech.

Appointments are sent to the parent(s) at the appropriate time. If for some reason an appointment is not received by the time a child is eight months old, the parent should contact their Health Visitor, telephone 443600.

This test is very important as a child's hearing could be defective without the parents realising it.

Health Visitor for children with special needs

A specialist Health Visitor works closely with staff from the Maternity Unit and Robin Ward who inform them of any child who may have some degree of physical or mental disability. The Health Visitor can then offer the family support and put them in touch with other agencies who are able to help.

Children are normally referred by their own Health Visitor, Paediatrician, School Teacher or other professional, but if a parent wishes to contact the Health Visitor without referral, they can telephone Le Bas Centre on 443600.