Health Visitors are qualified nurses who have undertaken specialist training in community and Public Health nursing.
Members of the Health Visiting Team offer support and provide health promotion advice on many health issues such as immunisation, infant feeding, sleep and behaviour management and aim to support famillies with general child health concerns.
The Team also undertake developmental assessment at scheduled intervals and work closely with other partner agencies, including local nursery schools and Early Years providers and can offer assessment and appropriate referral when necessary.
A new parents group, drop in sessions and local breast feeding support group are available to families with babies up to six months of age.
The Team can be contacted on 0131 334 4955/5086 (08.30-16.30) Monday to Friday. An answering machine will take mesages if they are out of office.