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Community Midwives

Midwives Debbie Thorne & Gaynor Thorne and provide care for all pregnant mothers in co-operation with GPs and hospital consultants. You can have an appointment with a midwife, without seeing a doctor, and be referred to other health professionals if required. Debbie and Gaynor will see you at home or at South Molton Community Hospital at the weekly clinic, both before and after your baby is born, and will usually attend you during your labour.

Regular evening antenatal classes are held in South Molton Community Hospital. Messages can be left for the midwives at reception.

Antenatal /postnatal care and pre-conceptual counselling by appointment 01769 579154.

Community Nurses

Our district nurses carry out a wide range of nursing care and advice to the housebound and patients recently discharged from hospital. They can be contacted at the South Molton Community Hospital on 01769 576352.

Health Visitors

Our Public Health Nurses are based at Crown Yealm House and can be contacted on 0333 234 1904. They are involved in the promotion of health and early detection of ill health at all ages, particularly for expectant mothers, the under fives, and the elderly.

A health visitor is a registered nurse who has received training particularly related to babies, children and pregnant women. Their role is to provide families with children under five years old with support and advice around the general aspects of mental, physical and social wellbeing.

  • Child Health Clinics - drop in clinic, Thursday, 09:30 – 12:00
  • Developmental Checks - by Invitation – you will be sent an appointment when your child is due.
  • Postnatal Support Group/ Under 1 group - please contact your HV for more information.
  • General Advice - a health visitor is usually available on the phone.

Community Psychiatric Nurses

Mental health problems for the under 65 year olds - Riverside Community Mental Health Team by appointment through your doctor.

Mental health problems for the over 65 year olds - Suzanne Gordon by appointment through your doctor.

Hospice Nursing

Advice and counselling for patients with cancer at any stage and terminal care management. Please ring 01271 344248.

 
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