Health visitors from Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent Partnership NHS Trust visit 9/10 children within 10 to 14 days after birth, whilst the average across the country is 7/10.
Once a child is born, their care is handed over from the midwife to the health visitors, who provide information, advice and guidance to new parents, and discuss the health and development of the new baby; identifying any areas where more support may be required.
Interim Director of Nursing and Quality for the Partnership Trust, Rose Goodwin, said “Our health visiting teams work to improve the health of families and children in the crucial first few years of life. We are pleased with the responsiveness of our teams which deliver the highest standards of care to children and their mothers.
“While it is encouraging to see that we are performing well above the average, we acknowledge the challenges of the national target and constantly seek areas for improvement. These excellent results are a substantive endorsement of the continued high quality service provided by the Partnership Trust’s Health Visiting Teams.”
The Partnership Trust Health Visiting service can support all new parents and ask that they contact the service when they need to rearrange any visit.