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Isle of Wight Health Visiting Team

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The Isle of Wight Health Visiting Service comprises of a multi-skilled team of Health Visitors, Community Nursery Nurses, Support Workers and administrative staff. 

From the minute your baby is born they are amazing!

Babies are born with brains that have a huge capacity for learning and most brain development happens before the age of three. Babies are born to be sociable but need your help from their first day to fully develop their social skills. It is never too early to start. Time spent singing, talking, smiling, listening, playing and responding to your baby will help to develop their brain and support future learning, which will increase their happiness and confidence.

We understand that becoming a parent is such an exciting time, but for some it can also cause worry or anxiety, so anytime you feel you require a little bit of support, advice or guidance about any concerns you may have, give your Health Visitor a call.


We work in partnership with other agencies to promote health and well being for the family
As part of the 'Healthy Child Programme' we offer a universal service to all families until your child starts school.



What to expect from our service

Antenatal visit from 28 weeks 
Postnatal new birth visit, 10-14 days after birth
Emotional health/well being support 6-8 week review
9-12 month child health review
2-2.5 year child health review
Regular child health clinics
 
 Infant feeding , weaning and healthy eating
  Immunisation information and advice 
Support with sleep difficulties
Behaviour management
Minor illnesses 
Accident prevention 
Toilet training 
Children with additional health needs
Speech and Language development

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The Isle of Wight Health Visiting team can also offer additional support for families when expert help or advice is required.
This may include:


Post natal depression
Domestic Abuse
Safety in the home
Stopping smoking
Sexual health
Sleep routine / difficulties


If you would like to contact your health visitor, please get in touch using the details below

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For information and support on how to make small changes each day which will improve your child's health and development


Please click on the picture below to access the

'Change 4 Life' website

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IMPORTANT SAFEGUARDING INFORMATION


As health care professionals we provide a confidential service to children and their families. However, as safeguarding the children is our main priority, if we feel concerned for the safety of a child, we will share information regarding our concerns to other agencies involved in their care. Where possible we will aim to discuss this with you before sharing any information on.

If you feel concerned about a child - please contact HANTS safeguarding team on 0300 555 1384 

Or report your concerns anonymously online using the NSPCC form by clicking here




You can find useful Health Visiting links and documents below - including the most updated drop in clinic times

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