The midwives work as a team called the Castle Hill Midwives Practice. These midwives work in the community giving antenatal and postnatal care. They also work in the hospital giving labour care to pregnant women. The antenatal care is provided at the Thetford Healthy Living Centre, Croxton Road, Thetford. Occasionally a student midwife will be working with the midwives and she will participate in the care of the pregnant woman.
Grove Surgery patients who live in Croxton, Wretham, Kilverstone, Barnham and Elveden, can book with the Castlehill Midwives and can be seen for routine antenatal appointments at the Healthy Living Centre. Postnatal clinics at Sure Start Centres can be discussed on discharge. if required home visits and postnatal visits can also be carried out in these villages.
You can contact the midwives on their answerphone on 01284 713272.
A team of community nurses are located at the Thetford Healthy Living Centre, Croxton Road, Thetford. The team is able to offer treatment and advice to patients and carers in cancer care, wound care, diabetes, leg ulcers, continence and health promotion and education. For further information, please telephone 01842 767637 between 08:00-16:30, seven days a week. Messages can be left on their answer phone outside these hours.
The health visiting team consists of health visitors, nursery nurses and a healthcare support worker. They offer expert advice on a range of issues including minor illnesses and parenting. Through home visiting, regular clinics and various groups, they provide community support to expectant parents and families with children under five or children with special needs. The health visitors can be contacted on 0300 300 0123 Monday to Friday between 09:00-17:00 via their answer phone and can be found at Surestart, Kingsway, Thetford.