Bromley 0 to 19 service update
Covid-19 – the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the Bromley 0 to 19 service
We would like to thank you for your patience during the Covid-19 pandemic whilst our Nurses (Health Visitors and School Nurses) continue to follow NHS guidance and help to tackle the spread of coronavirus.
You may not see us as often as would be usual in normal circumstances, but with current guidance we are able to provide the following:
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 antenatal appointment, this is in addition to your Midwife appointments.
Please see the following information from Public Health England, the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists and Tommy’s regarding COVID-19 vaccination:
New birth visit: When your baby is between 10-14 days old you will receive a telephone call from a Health Visitor to discuss coming to visit you at home 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 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org 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. Here are some links you may find useful:
Postnatal check: A Health Visitor will contact you again by telephone when your baby is between 6-8 weeks old. Your child’s ASQ (Ages and Stages Questionnaire) at 1 year and 2 to 2 and a half years old will be sent to you by post. Please complete and return to us and a member of staff will contact you to discuss your child’s development.
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 bring with you to the the review appointment or return it to us and a member of staff will contact you to discuss your child’s development.
Well Baby Clinics: Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and in the interests of your safety we are unfortunately, not able to hold our drop-in Well Baby Clinics. If you have concerns about your baby's weight, please contact your Health Visitor who may be able to offer you an appointment.
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: email@example.com 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.
- Coronavirus (COVID-19): support for parents and carers to keep children safe online.