Proud to provide Solihull’s Healthy Child Programme

This week South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust announced plans to deliver Solihull’s Healthy Child Programme Service from 1 September 2017. As part of a collaboration with Solihull Council, the service supports infants, children and young people aged from 0-19. It focuses on 5 key areas to give every child in Solihull the best start in life:

  • Health Visiting – leading the Healthy Child Programme from pregnancy to age 5.
  • Healthy Start Vitamins Scheme – helping children get the vitamins they need.
  • Infant Feeding – a specialist team to support mothers with breastfeeding and provide expert guidance on infant nutrition.
  • Family Nurse Partnership – a specially trained team provide intensive home-visiting to young mums.
  • School Nursing – providing health advice and care to children and young people aged 5 to 19 years.

  • The Trust already has experience in meeting the healthcare needs of children and young people and helping to nurture healthy lifestyles. SWFT provide Health Visiting Services across Warwickshire and since the 1st of April 2016 School Nursing Services in Coventry; offering advice and support on a variety of issues such as behaviour management, dietary issues and smoking, alcohol and drugs.

    Rachel Tompkins, General Manager - Children, Young People and Family Services, said: “We are really proud to be providing Solihull’s Healthy Child Programme. We have been working closely with Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council and understand their vision for a service that is child and family focused.

    “We’re looking forward to welcoming staff from current service providers Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust and are confident that their knowledge and experience will further strengthen our team.”

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