New 0-4 Beckenham health visiting venue welcomed

News: New 0-4 Beckenham health visiting venue welcomed (church)

Our new neighbourhood church venue for health visiting in Beckenham has got off to a great start.

Oxleas NHS was delighted to announce an extension to our newly launched 0-4 years integrated Health Visiting and Family Nurse Partnership Service with the addition of a new venue.

News: 0-4 Beckenham health visiting venue welcomed (outside church)

This new Health Visitor Advice Clinic takes place every Thursday at the Neighbourhood Church in Cromwell Road from 1.30pm to 3.30pm.

Jane*, who is pictured with her baby daughter, was one of those to attend the first session on 30 November and has welcomed the additional service.

She said: “I was very happy with the new advice session. It’s great to have one so near again.”

There will also now be an additional self-weighing session held weekly on Thursdays at the Crown Medical Centre, 3 Mackintosh Street, Bromley from 1.30pm to 3.30pm.

The Healthy Child Programme is aimed at improving health and wellbeing, identifying additional needs early, building resilience and reducing health inequalities through targeted interventions.

This new service, which launched on 1 October, offers families a variety of home visits, clinics and drop-in sessions delivered in a range of settings across Bromley borough.

It will continue to evolve and develop with a number of planned improvements in the coming months.

There is already a dedicated single telephone number, 020 8836 8621 to contact a health visitor and we will soon be launching our new Bromley Health Visiting website where families can complete questionnaires for information, advice and support.

Stephen Whitmore, Director of Children and Young People’s Services said: "We listened to what our service users were telling us they needed and are delighted to have been able to provide additional sessions for what is such an important service to Bromley families.”

You can view a full timetable of services across Bromley borough below.

* Name has been changed

Published on 1st December 2017