Health Visiting - Merseycare NHS

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Who we are

We are part of the integrated 0-19 team working in conjunction with the School Health Team.

Our health visitors are registered nurses or midwives who have who have a specialised qualification in the care and development of pre-school children. The health visiting team works in accordance with the Healthy Child Programme, which is a national programme aimed at promoting health and wellbeing for all children.

Our aim is to support and guide you through the early years of your parenting journey and help you develop a close and loving relationship with your child. 

We are also able prescribe treatments for common childhood ailments such as thrush, nappy rash and dry skin.

Which team covers where?

Sefton has seven geographical 0-19 teams based in five office sites. Below are details of which team covers which area or ward. Each Health Visiting Team has responsibility for all pre-school children and their families who live in the geographical area of Sefton referred to below. Please use this information to identify which Sefton ward the child/children lives in and contact the relevant team using the telephone number and/or address provided. 

  • Bootle 0-19 covers Derby, Linacre and Litherland wards.

  • Feelgood 0-19 covers Ford, Netherton and Orrell and St Oswald wards.

  • Formby 0-19 covers Ainsdale, Harrington and Ravenmeols wards. 

  • Hampton Road 0-19 covers Birkdale, Dukes and Kew wards. 

  • Hoghton Street 0-19 covers Cambridge, Meols and Norwood wards. 

  • Maghull 0-19 covers Molyneux, Park and Sudell wards.

  • Prince Street 0-19 covers Blundellsands, Church, Manor and Victoria wards.

Who is the service for?

Our health visitors provide an essential service to children and families within local communities, to promote and improve health whilst reducing health inequalities.

Child health practitioners and nursery nurses support the health visitors in delivering this service.

Our health visitors provide a holistic approach to support parents in the promotion of health and wellbeing of all pre-school aged children across Sefton. All children receive this service from birth and, in some circumstances, prior to birth.

 What we do?

  • Health checks – we offer your child a universal developmental health check at 8 to 12 months and also at 2 to 2½ years

  • Growth and development – we monitor your child’s progress and support you to help them learn and grow healthily

  • Parenting information – we give advice on all areas of parenting, including emotional support, and family health and wellbeing

  • Safety – we give advice to help keep your child safe, both inside and outside the home, including safe sleeping guidance and universal immunisations

  • Free nursery place – if you receive certain benefits, your child may also qualify for a free nursery place after he or she turns two and we can help you apply

  • Celebrations – your health visitor will support you in helping your child to reach their own unique potential

Who do we work in partnership with?

The team works closely with midwives, school health, children's centres, GPs, social care and voluntary services.

Contact Us:

Bootle 0-19 team Bootle Health Centre Park Street Bootle L20 3RF 0151 247 6010

Feelgood 0-19 Team Switch House First Floor, Suite B Northern Perimeter Road Bootle L30 7PT 0151 247 6147

Formby 0-19 team Formby Clinic Philips Lane Formby L37 4AY 01704 395 723

Hampton Road 0-19 team Hampton Road Clinic 156 Hampton Road Southport PR8 5DJ 01704 385 125

Hoghton Street 0-19 team Hampton Road Clinic 156 Hampton Road Southport PR8 5DJ 01704 385 125

Maghull 0-19 Team Switch House First Floor, Suite B Northern Perimeter Road Bootle L30 7PT 0151 247 6810

Prince Street 0-19 team Prince Street Clinic Prince Street Waterloo L22 5PB  0151 247 6354

The ‘single point of access’ SPOA contact number for the 0-19 services is 0151 247 6354.

Click here to view the Role of a School Nurse/Health Visitor information

Who to contact

Website
Merseycare South Sefton Health Visiting Team

Where to go

Name
Merseycare NHS Foundation Trust
Address
V7, Kings Business Park
Kings Drive
Prescot
Postcode
L34 1PJ
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Last Updated

Last updated: 13/09/2021

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