Children and families health visiting
Health visitors are qualified registered nurses with additional qualifications in child and family health.
The Heath Visiting service is health focussed and able to respond flexibly to a range of child and family health needs within the community. Each family has their own named health visitor.
The health visiting team comprises health visitors, registered nurses and community nursery nurses.
Universal skills include:
- Health promotion
- Screening and health surveillance
- Health advice/information
- Listening skills
- Empowerment and partnership working
- Assessment and influencing policies
Child health clinics
These are held weekly at various venues across the Island and provide parents/carers with an opportunity to discuss information on any health issues, for example, infant feeding, growth and development etc.
|Onchan||Onchan Health Centre, Village Walk||2pm to 3pm|
|Snaefell Surgery||10am to 11:30am|
|Castletown||Medical Centre||2pm to 3pm|
|Douglas||Kensington Health Centre||1:30pm to 2:30pm|
|Finch Hill Health Centre||10am to 11.30am|
|Port Erin||Southern Group Practice||2pm to 3pm|
|Laxey||Health Centre, New Road||10:30am to 11:30am|
|Peel||Peel Group Practice, Child Health Clinic Room||1:30pm to 2:30pm|
|Hailwood Medical Centre||10am to 11:30pm|
|Jurby||Jurby Health Centre||10am to 11am|
|Douglas||Loch Prom, Level 2, Chester Street Car Park||1:30pm to 2:30pm|
|Ballasalla||Ballasalla Health Centre||9.30am to 10.30am|
|Dalmeny, Cumberland Road||10am to 11:30am|
|Braddan||Palatine Surgery||9:30am to 10:30am|
+44 1624 686073
Health visitors can be contacted at the following places:
|Laxey Clinic||+44 1624 656030 / 686964|
|Hailwood Medical Centre||+44 1624 686948 / 686947|
|Palatine Surgery||+44 1624 642376 / 642644|
|Promenade Medical Centre||+44 1624 686977|
|Peel Medical Centre||+44 1624 686972 / 686973|
|Castletown Health Centre||+44 1624 686940 / 686941 / 686942|
|Snaefell Surgery||+44 1624 686962|
|Kensington||+44 1624 642377 / 642378|
|Ramsey||+44 1624 811840|
|Finch Hill||+44 1624 656054|
|Jurby Health Centre||+44 1624 811840|
Specialist Health Visiting for Vulnerable Adults
+44 1624 665941
The specialist health visitor focuses on vulnerable adults who have complex health needs which do not require input from the District Nursing Service in order that they may stay safe, be healthy, enjoy and achieve, make a positive contribution and prosper.
A vulnerable adult is a person aged over 18 years or over 'who is or may be in need of community care services by reason of mental or other disability, age or illness and who is or who may be unable to take care of themselves, or unable to protect themselves against significant harm or exploitation'.
The service operates Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm, except bank holidays.