Council provides a comprehensive maternal and child health service to parents and carers that offers support, advice and guidance on the health and development of their children.
The centre-based service is staffed by specialist nurses with general, midwifery and maternal and child health qualifications. The nurses form an integral part of the community and are often the first point of contact for new mothers upon discharge from hospital. All parents are offered a home visit after the birth of their baby.
Nurses are available for individual consultations and will arrange a schedule of visits with parents to discuss their child’s health and development, providing:
First time parent groups are available at all centres. These groups provide health education to new parents and establish a friendship network within the local community.
The service reflects the cultural diversity of Whitehorse with access to interpreter services and literature in languages other than English.
The nurses are committed to high quality service with continuous improvement and regular evaluation. Comments from users of the service are encouraged and welcome.
Council and the state government jointly fund the service. There is no cost to parents of children enrolled in the service.
For after hours, advice and assistance is just a phone call away. A maternal and child health 24-hour telephone service is available by calling 13 22 29.
379-397 Whitehorse Road, Nunawading, Victoria 3131
Tel: (03) 9262 6333 Fax: (03) 9262 6490Email: firstname.lastname@example.org