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Community Midwives

Patricia Wickstead

Registered Midwife

Briege Stewart

Registered Midwife

Tel: 449 8615

patricia Wickstead and Breige Stewart  are community midwife based at the medical centre. As soon as your pregnancy is confirmed she will provide you with all the care and information you will require to have a healthy, happy pregnancy. During your pregnancy she arranges informal Parent Educational Classes where mums and dads come together to share knowledge and experiences. The midwife’s booking clinic is held on a Tuesday afternoon. Antenatal clinics are held each Wednesday afternoon and Thursday morning. She will visit you at home following the birth of your baby.

Community Nurses

Tel: 449 8620

District nurses provide skilled nursing care in the patient’s home environment. The district-nursing sister will assess the patients health needs and arrange for nurses to visit accordingly. She will refer onto other agencies to ensure that the patient’s non-nursing needs are also met appropriately. District nurses work with patients and their families to provide care, advice and emotional support throughout the course of their illness.

Health Visitors

Karen Wight

RH1 RHV BA Nursing

Alyson Key

Tel: 453 9361

The health visitor / staff nurse are community nurse prescribers. The health visiting team is based at Westerhailes Healthy Living Centre: They provide the following services:

  • Child health surveillance
  • Child immunisations go to www.immunisation.nhs.uk for more information
  • Well baby clinics
  • Postnatal depression support
  • Breastfeeding support
  • Healthy lifestyle advice

They provide information and support for all ages on health and well-being. Contact them for more details.

Attached Staff

Podiatry 449 8660

Ruth Strong MChS HCPC Registered

The Podiatry department provides a local service for people of all ages. There is a self-referral system in place where new patients are required to attend an assessment clinic. Please ask at reception for a form to complete and send off.

Speech and Language Therapy 449 8603

Joanna Bull BSc Speech & Language Pathology & Therapy, RCSLT & HCPC registered

Anna Cummergen BSc Speech and Language Therapy, RCSLT &HHCPC registered

The Speech and Language Therapist holds a clinic in the centre 2 days a week. This is a paediatric clinic covering the Currie and Balerno areas. Children can be referred in a number of ways – via the Health Visitor, GP and school.

Physiotherapy 449 8605

Anna Davidson BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy CSP

Physiotherapy is a health care profession concerned with human function and movement. It uses physical approaches to promote, maintain and restore physical, psychological and social well-being. Physiotherapy is science-based and is committed to extending, applying evaluating and reviewing the evidence which underpins its practice and delivery (The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy Curriculum Framework, 2002).

Physiotherapy aims to assist patients in restoring their normal balance, encouraging self-management and advising on ways to help facilitate the body's own healing processes.

If you have a muscle, back or joint problem and feel you would benefit from physiotherapy then please telephone: 0845 604 0001, Monday – Friday between 9 am and 6 pm. This is a non-emergency help service for advice, information and assessment of muscle and joint problems. If deemed appropriate, you will be referred into the physiotherapy service. You may also visit www.nhsinform.co.uk/msk for information.

To access the physiotherapy website please visit www.ecps.scot.nhs.uk where you will find information regarding waiting times and self-referral forms if you feel your problem is a neurological or a bladder problem. Home visits can only be arranged by your GP or other healthcare professional.

If your problem is severe or getting worse, please see your GP or seek more urgent medical attention.

 
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