Community Nurses

The Community Nurses provide nursing care and advice to patients in their own homes.  They are not Practice Staff, however they are part of the caring team. The Team is based at Southbourne Surgery and can be contacted on the following number:

Telephone: 01202 427 882


Community Midwives

Our Community Midwives work with the Doctors to provide care of mothers before and after delivery and care of babies in the first 28 days of life.

To book an appointment with a midwife, please contact the Birthcentre at: maternitymattersdorset.nhs.uk


Bournemouth East Care (Frailty) Team

A new team of Health Professionals who work with our more frail patients to transform their care and reduce avoidable admissions to hospital. The team will visit patients at home and assess their immediate needs. They will then liaise with hospitals and other specialised nurses and services such as Help & Care, Social Services, Falls Assessment, Occupational Therapy.

Please ring the surgery and ask for the Frailty team to contact you directly.


Health Visitors

Health Visitors are specialist nurses who work within the Primary Health Care team. They monitor child development, promote family and public health, offer advice on immunisation.

Telephone: 01305 363 043


Dorset Health Care 0-19 Children and Young People Service

Public Facing Website pages for Health Visiting and School Nursing

We also have a newly updated Public Facing website page on the Dorset Health Care website, see link below. You will find it consists of:

  • a GO TO website section which has our top general website pages such as Wessex Healthier Together, FIDs/Dorset4You and LiveWell Dorset
  • sections for parents; parent and infant mental health; Breastfeeding; Healthy Start and SEND
  • sections for age ranges from antenatal to 3-5years to include School Readiness
  • a link to the COVID19 information pages
  • Contacts section
  • Feedback section for families with links to PALS etc

Each section has relevant links to websites to support the topic and the information is always going to be up to date. In development are links to our Facebook pages, regular feedback and fun facts for families on how we are doing. Please do take a look and signpost families and other professionals:

https://www.dorsethealthcare.nhs.uk/healthvisiting

If families put Dorset health care in a search engine and click on www.dorsethealthcare.nhs.uk then find our page via Patient & Visitors; Physical Health; Health Visiting Service. They can also find a great School Nursing Website Page by following Dorset health care; Patient & Visitors; Physical Health; School Nursing Service.
https://www.dorsethealthcare.nhs.uk/patients-and-visitors/our-services-hospitals/physical-health/school-nursing


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