There is a team of District nurses attached to the practice. This enables patients, who are unable to attend the Health Centre, to be given nursing care at home. You can telephone the nursing team and speak to them Monday - Friday between 10:00 - 10:30, 14:00 - 15:00 and 16:30 - 17:00.
- Manchester 0161 231 1151
- Tameside 0161 366 2243
The practice has two Health Visitors, one for its Tameside patients and one for its Manchester patients. They are involved mainly with families with young children and elderly people. They offer advice on welfare and a range of health care matters. If you have any questions regarding young children (aged under 5 years old) especially immunisation and vaccination you should contact the health visitor. To speak to a Health Visitor you can contact them on the following numbers.
- Manchester 0161 230 2200
- Tameside 0161 370 2775.
Antenatal clinics are provided by the midwifery team. The attached midwife is Chris Butler. Antenatal clinics are every Monday at the Wells Centre between 09:30 and 11:00. This is a drop in clinic. There is also a clinic from 11:00 – 13:00. This is appointment only. Please contact the Wells Centre on 0161 219 6177 to arrange an appointment. Alternatively there is a drop in clinic at Clayton Sure Start Children’s Centre, Pioneer Street, Clayton every Friday morning 09:00 – 10:00 (no appointment required). The midwives are available to help with your entire antenatal and post natal care. They also offer advice on smoking cessation, relaxation, breast feeding and baby massage.
Once your pregnancy has been confirmed, the GP will ask you to make an appointment with the midwife. On your initial visit the midwife will make the appropriate referrals to the hospital. Depending on you previous medical history you will have ‘shared ante natal care’ or in complex cases ‘hospital ante natal care’. ‘Shared care’ means that you will make regular visit the midwife who will liaise with your GP. You will visit the hospital for your scan and will have your baby at the hospital.
Once your baby has been born the midwife and the doctor will visit you at home together with the health visitor. They will answer any questions you may have about your health needs and that of your babies.