The midwives provide antenatal and postnatal maternity care. Your antenatal checks will usually be carried out by the Midwife member of the team who sees people on our premises. Please telephone for an appointment to see your Doctor as soon as you realise you are, or may be, pregnant.
District Nurses can visit adult patients who are confined to their homes. The District Nursing team are able to help with many short and long term conditions and will carry out an assessment of need and agree a plan of care. Their skills include wound care, palliative care (for people who are terminally ill), continence problems, some injections and long term health care such as for those with Diabetes or Chronic Heart Disease. They can be contacted on (01273) 242006. However, please note patients cannot self-refer - a request for District Nurses to visit must be made via a nurse or doctor.
Health Visitors in this area work geographically and are based at several different sites. The aim is to ensure all children aged 0-5 years receive early intervention, prevention and health promotion services which will help them achieve their optimum health and well-being. Health Visiting is provided through the Brighton and Hove Children Centres. See the list of locations on the website to find opening hours and contact details.
Health Visitors provide care and advice for parents/guardians of children from birth to five years and may also be contacted for advice during pregnancy. In addition to home visits, the Health Visitors run drop-in clinics with Early Years Visitors at South and North Portslade Children's Centres where parents can get advice, guidance, information and support.
Podiatry (also known as Chiropody or Foot Health)
Podiatrists hold clinics at Mile Oak Medical Centre for those patients who fit certain criteria. Please ask your Doctor if you wish to be referred to this service.
Other Healthcare Staff
Other staff visit to provide specialist services (physiotherapy, Diabetic Retinopathy Screening, erectile dysfunction specialist) and these vary from time to time. Please make an appointment to discuss with your Doctor if you feel you need referral to a specialist service.