Two teams of community staff work with the Wooda team. Please see full details below. Please always contact these teams on their direct lines.
Direct Line 01237 427806
Midwives in North Devon work in teams (ours is called Torridge) covering community and hospital care. Women are allocated a named midwife, who will give continuity of care and discuss choices available to you.
The midwives are available for informed discussions around becoming pregnant (pre-conceptual care) and any concerns you have when you are pregnant. If you wish, you may telephone on their direct number, 01237 427806. They are responsible for the care of pregnant women and their families and work with the doctors when medical support is needed. One of the team will care for you in labour whenever possible. They visit up to 28 days after birth, helping you to adjust to parenthood and work closely with the health visiting service.
District Nursing Service
Direct Line 01237 427815
Julie Utley SEN (1982), Diploma in Orthopaedics (1983), RGN (1999)
Jane Bennett Dip Nursing studies RN (2013)
Ana Dobrescu Senior Healthcare Assistant
The district nursing team provides a wide range of nursing care for patients at home who are unable to travel to the surgery due to their medical condition, or when the delivery of nursing care may be more appropriate in the patient’s home.
They assess, give advice and support to patients and carers, to enable them to remain independent at home. The services they provide include nursing care, wound care assessments and treatment, palliative and terminal care, chronic disease management, continence assessment, advice about continence, health promotion and the promotion of self-care. They promote independence by working alongside other agencies including social services and care agencies.
Out-of-Hours District Nursing Service
If you need to contact the district nursing service after 5.00pm Monday to Friday, please telephone111 for the NHS111 service.