Community Midwives

The local Midwives will co-ordinate your care during your pregnancy, right from the moment you discover you are expecting.

Please contact the Trowbridge Birth Centre (appointments) within one month of discovering you are pregnant on:

01225 711314, Monday to Thursday between 09:00 and 12:00.

If you need to contact your Midwife, please telephone:

01225 765840  or 01225 711319.

You do not need to see a GP to confirm you are pregnant unless you have concerns you wish to discuss.

Health Visitors

 The Health Visitors are qualified nurses, with special training and experience in child health, health promotion and education. They offer practical support and health advice in many situations, including child development, nutrition, sleep issues and behaviour management in the under 5’s.

They can be contacted directly at Melksham Hospital on 01225 618819.

Normally the Health Visitors will see your child at the following intervals:

• Following birth, at home, between 10-14 days with follow up support if needed
• At 9-11 months
• At 2 years

They are a great source of information and the following drop-in clinics are run by the Health Visitors at Canberra Childrens Centre - no appointment is needed:

Canberra Childrens Centre, Spa Road, Melksham
Tuesdays 09:15 – 11:30
Fridays 12:00 – 13:00

Every Tuesday 09:15 - 11:30 
Every Friday12:00 - 13:00 

Community Nurses

The community nursing team provide specialised nursing care to patients who need to be cared for in their own homes. This includes care such as wound management, taking bloods, continence management and palliative care.

The GP’s work closely with the community team to ensure that our housebound patients are well cared for.

Clinical Care Co-ordinator

We are very fortunate to have a Care Co-ordinator at the practice who works with patients who have complex health needs, or who need support to continue living at home independently.

Our Care Co-ordinator is Pam Andrew. She has become a familiar point of contact for many families, helping them access services from health care, social care and voluntary providers, with the aim of making them more comfortable at home and reducing the risk of them being admitted to hospital.

Your GP will involve Pam in your care if they believe you could benefit from her assistance.

MOPT Nurses (Melksham Older Persons Team)

To support our doctors with the care of those patients who are over 75 and particularly those at risk of admission to hospital, we have collaborated with Giffords Surgery to create a team who are able to visit patients at home on behalf of the GP.

The nurses are able to assess and agree treatment plans with the GP’s, enabling the patient to be cared for at home where possible.

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