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Wirral celebrates 150 years of Health Visiting!



Wirral celebrates 150 years of Health Visiting!



Health Visitors can trace the start of their profession back to 1862. For 150 years, Health Visitors work in the community to ensure that children have a positive start in life. They provide invaluable advice and support to families and help parents make decisions that affect their family’s future health and wellbeing.


Viv Harrison & Pauline Ellis, Health Visiting Managers at Wirral Community NHS Trust with Kath Higgins, Department of HealthToday, Wirral Community NHS Trust has more than 80 Health Visitors, seeing and supporting 18,500 children aged under five.


It’s not all about weighing babies - Health Visitors provide specific expert help around parenting, postnatal depression, sleepless babies and weaning. They provide advice on immunisations, carry out regular health and development checks and answer any other concerns families may have. 


Viv Harrison and Pauline Ellis, Health Visiting Service Managers said, “It’s definitely an exciting time for Health Visiting. As well as celebrating 150 years, the Government has made a national commitment to invest in the Health Visiting Service so we can deliver even better services for children and families.


Our Health Visiting Teams work closely with a range of services to make sure families have access to all the support they need and it’s a great privilege to be a part of a child and family’s development.”

Last Updated: Thursday, 03 November 2016 11:34

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