Published:
7th October 2012
11:08 AM
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Improved Health Visiting Service for Parents in Spilsby

Parents in Spilsby are set to benefit from changes to the health visiting service in the town. Those who have previously used the drop-in clinic run from the Sure Start Children’s Centre in Woodlands Avenue will now be asked to make an appointment for a more personalised service. The changes are being made after health visitors from Lincolnshire Community Health Services NHS Trust spent six weeks asking parents what they wanted the service to offer [...]

Parents in Spilsby are set to benefit from changes to the health visiting service in the town.

Those who have previously used the drop-in clinic run from the Sure Start Children’s Centre in Woodlands Avenue will now be asked to make an appointment for a more personalised service.

The changes are being made after health visitors from Lincolnshire Community Health Services NHS Trust spent six weeks asking parents what they wanted the service to offer and how they wanted it to run.

Health Visitor Colleen Monaghan said: “These changes mean a better service for both parents and their children. As a drop-in clinic, it meant we were limited with how much time we could spend with each family. By giving individual appointments, everyone has the chance to discuss their needs on a dedicated one-to-one basis.

“This decision was also about working in partnership with the community to find out what they wanted and delivering the standard of care they deserve. It also gives us further opportunities to work in partnership with the Children’s Centre, who have been supportive with this proposed change. We would like to thank Vicky Moore, Children’s Services Support Assistant, for this.”

The appointment clinic will be officially launched on Tuesday, October 16, when parents are being invited to call in at the Sure Start Children’s Centre between 1-4pm and learn more about the health visiting service.

Visitors will also be able to find out how to get involved with future decisions on community healthcare by becoming a member of Lincolnshire Community Health Services.

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