Updates about our services during the Covid-19 pandemic

We would like to thank you for your patience during the Covid-19 pandemic whilst our Nurses (Health Visitors and School Nurses) have been in the community helping to tackle the spread of coronavirus.

 

Our Nurses are using a variety of platforms to see or speak with you to ensure COVID-19 safety, for example – telephone, virtual calls, clinic appointments and home visits. You should hear from us at the following times: 

 

0-4 years

Antenatal support: If you are expecting a baby, at around 26 weeks of your pregnancy, you will receive a letter inviting you to contact us to book an appointment; this is in addition to your Midwife appointments.


New birth Visit: When your baby is between 10-14 days old you will receive a telephone call or text message to discuss contacting you for your new birth visit.


Breastfeeding support: In addition to telephone contact with us for Breastfeeding support when you need it, we are able to offer a weekly virtual clinic between 2pm – 4pm on a Thursday. If you would like to book an appointment, please contact us via our live chat function bexley0to19.co.uk or email us at bromh.bexley0to19@nhs.net if you would prefer to have a telephone discussion instead of a virtual one, please contact us as above and a member of staff will call you.


Post natal check: A Health Visitor will contact you by telephone when your baby is between 6-8 weeks old. You will have the opportunity to ask any questions about your baby’s development and growth. The Health Visitor will ask how you are feeling about being a new parent. N.B.Your baby should still have their 8 week GP check and receive their primary immunisations, you should book this with your GP.


Early years development reviews: We are continuing to send your child’s ASQ (Ages and Stages Questionnaire) at 1 year and 2 to 2.5 years old by post. Please complete and return to us and a member of staff will contact you to discuss your child’s development.

 

Well Baby Clinics: Due to the ongoing COVID-19 and the risks posed with social distancing, our Well Baby Clinics remain closed. If you have any concerns about your child, please contact us through our live chat function bexley0to19.co.uk or email us at bromh.bexley0to19@nhs.net and a Health Visitor will contact you to discuss your child’s needs.

 

5-19 years

School aged children: If your child has been referred to us by their school, the School Nurses will liaise with school for your child and contact you to discuss your child’s health assessment and the best way to support them.

 

Please get in touch with us if you need to speak to a Health Visitor, School Nurse or Community Nursery Nurse – call 0300 330 5777, email: bromh.bexley0to19@nhs.net or you can contact us through our live chat function on this website.

 

Other helpful information for this time:

  • Healthy Start vitamins remain available from us, please contact us to arrange a collection time.
  • Special COVID-19 message for parents – what to do if your child is injured or unwell.
  • Good Thinking UK is free for Londoners to access and provides support to those who feel anxious, sleep deprived, stressed or sad. For support with Coronavirus and your mental health visit good-thinking.uk/coronavirus/
  • Right2Food – the Children’s Right2Food Campaign is a nationwide initiative to ensure every child in the UK can access and afford good food. Covid has shone a spotlight on the scale of children’s food poverty in the UK. Young people are calling for government to act now on their Charter: foodfoundation.org.uk/childrens-right-to-food-campaign.

 

Take a look at our latest newsletter for parents.