There are eight Midwives in the St. Neots team. One Midwife is linked to Eaton Socon Health Centre. Your first contact with the midwives will be after you have booked in at the Treatment Room. One of them will contact you to arrange a home visit to discuss your antenatal care. Your antenatal care will be shared between the midwives and your GP and a consultant at Hinchingbrooke if necessary. Your midwives will follow you through your whole pregnancy and visit you at home for postnatal care when you have had your baby.
The District Nursing team at Eaton Socon Health Centre is comprised of a District Nursing Sister and two Community Staff Nurses. The team cares for patients at home who are either housebound or too unwell to attend the Health Centre. Such patients may include those with Chronic Illnesses or Cancer maybe those who require wound care, leg ulcer management, continence advice or venepuncture. The District Nursing team does not provide assistance with washing and dressing or help around the home but does offer both nursing care and support for patients and their families in their own homes. They work alongside the medical and nursing staff at the Health Centre as well as with the Macmillan Nurse.
The Health Visitor and nursery nurse are trained to offer advice and support to all families in areas such as child development, immunisation, feeding, sleep, behaviour, minor illness and also through health promotion and the postnatal support group. Their role incorporates care of the newborn and continues up to and including care of the pre-school and older children.
If you have any problems or queries relating to your child’s health the Health Visitors can be contacted on 0300 029 5050.