Health Visiting Clinic access during closure

A message from the Health Visiting Team at OVH:

There will be temporary changes to service delivery with effect from 23.03 to delay the spread of Covid-19 to families and the wider community whilst continuing to offer support particularly to those who are most vulnerable. All antenatal, 6 to 8 week and 1 and 2 year developmental reviews will be delivered as telephone contacts. The new birth visit will continue as a face to face home visit for asymptomatic families.

The Health Visiting Team will not be running group sessions including the Health Advice Sessions, Self Weigh and Infant Feeding Groups for a short period of time. Instead, we are asking parents and carers to call to speak to a Health Visitor. There will be increased infant feeding support available over the phone and 1 to 1s for more complex cases. We can be contacted Monday to Friday between 9am and 5pm on 02088368621 option 1 or via email

Please check the website for further information and advice
The above planned changes are subject to change dependent on government advice.

Best wishes,
Loretta McGurry