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Health visitors are nurses or midwives who are passionate about promoting healthy lifestyles and preventing illness. They work with families to give pre-school-age children the best possible start in life.
Paignton drop-in clinics run on Tuesday (Old Farm Surgery 9.30-11.30am - 1st Tuesday of the month only), Wednesday (Pembroke Team, Preston Baptist Church 9.30-11.30am), Thursday (Cornerplace Team, Paignton Health & Wellbeing Centre, Church St 10am-12pm), Friday (Mayfield Team, Roselands Nursery, Porlock Way, 9.15-11.15am )
An exciting, well-established 5 week programme that really works! Covers brain development, building a positive relationship, fathers, behaviour, feeding etc... All Old Farm pregnant mums will be invited.
You can now access courses online for free (ask your GP for a password) - including:
What does a Health Visitor do? Check this out...
Your health visitor is a specialist, there to help you tackle any concerns and questions that you have about your baby or pre-school child, and how to deal with a variety of situations that you may not necessarily feel equipped for.
When a baby is born, he or she is entitled to a range of routine health checks and tests in the first six weeks. These include a physical examination, a hearing test and a blood test (taken from the baby's heel)
This section of the site looks at the typical development that most children experience. Click on the age of your child and do the assessment yourself!
The UK Baby Friendly Initiative is linked to UNICEF and the World Health Organization. It is designed to support breastfeeding and parent infant relationships. Includes leaflets (in all languages) on breast and bottle feeding, weaning and "building a happy baby"
Breastfeeding lowers your risk of getting breast and ovarian cancer, saves loads of money and can help to build a strong bond between you and your baby.
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NON-EMERGENCY: Have a look at out "Get health information" page. Alternatively, call 111 for non-urgent medical advice.
MINOR INJURIES: We do not provide a minor injuries service. You should attend A&E or a local minor iunjuries unit. The LIVE WAITING times for these services are listed here.
EMERGENCY: Dial 999 or go to your nearest A&E Department (you must not dial 999 for anything other than an emergency)
If you do need to attend the emergency department at Torbay Hospital please read this leaflet.