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Community Midwives

Alison Howarth
RM

The midwife can be contacted at:

  • The surgery on Wednesday afternoons between 12:00 - 15:00
  • Nevill Hall Hospital 09:00 - 15:00pm Monday - Friday. Tel: 732137 

Mobile numbers: 07946 578717 or 07946 578710 

In addition to the normal antenatal clinics which you will be attending, many of you will be eager to learn as much as possible about what to expect during pregnancy and labour.

Both you and your partner are welcome to attend evening classes at the parent craft room at Nevill Hall Hospital on the first Thursday of every month at 7.00pm. Please telephone 732102 to book.

The Community Midwife would also be delighted to welcome you to her Aqua-natal class at Abergavenny Leisure Centre every Friday from 13:45 - 14:45, this is an ideal opportunity to keep fit and meet other mums to be.

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you feel you need further information or simply to talk to someone in confidence.

There is a grant to help you give your baby a positive start in life. It's called the Sure Start Maternity Grant. Claim form SF100. You can get this form if you or your partner are getting: Income Support, Income based Jobseekers Allowance, Working Families Tax Credit or Disabled Persons Tax Credit.

Community Nurses

The community nurses specialise in providing nursing care at home to patients who are disabled and terminally ill.

Community nurses see patients after day-care and other surgery at Nevill Hall Hospital.

They can be contacted on 01633 748345.

Health Visitors

Merenna Williams

The health visitor provides support to the parents of pre-school children and also supports the elderly population. Julie assists the Primary Health Care Team with childhood immunisations and where necessary provide domiciliary visits to the homes of the under 5s and the elderly. 

Julie runs the Baby Clinic on Monday afternoons which is staffed by a GP, health visitor and a community health nurse.

Infants are invited to attend between 13:30 and 14:00 for routine medicals/screening at 6 weeks and 9 months. This is by appointment only.

Between 14:00 and 15:00 parents are welcome to "drop in" whenever necessary for routine advice on the care and development of pre school children.

Immunisations are performed on Tuesday morning by appointment or by prior arrangement on an alternative day.’

Patients who want advice and information on all aspects of child welfare and health promotion can contact the health visitor on 01873 735559 please leave a message on the answer machine if no-one is available to take your call and the health visitor will get back to you.

Counsellors

Kate Edwards
The surgery is happy to provide a counselling service by GP referral.

Attached Staff

Clinical Nurse Specialist

A St David’s nurse is attached to the practice.  Her role is to provide Specialist Care for people with a cancer diagnosis and other life threatening illnesses within the Abergavenny and surrounding area.

She works alongside the General Practitioner, District nurse and other Health Care professionals. She may be able to help with the following:

  • Advice and information about specific conditions and treatments 
  • Support and counselling 
  • Pain and symptom advice 
  • Information and help about financial grants, benefits etc. 
  • Liaising with other Health Care Professionals in Primary and Secondary Care
  • Other services available from St David's Foundation Hospice Care:
  • Two day Hospices 
  • Family Support Team 
  • Complimentary Therapies 
  • Bereavement Team 
  • Education Service 
  • Resource Centre 
  • Hospice at Home Service 
  • 24 hour advice line

Long Term Conditions Nurse

The surgery has the support of a Long Term Condition (LTC) nurse who is employed by Monmouthshire Local Health Board. The aim is to assist in the prevention of frequent hospital admissions for those patients who have certain long term conditions. The LTC nurse works in collaboration with the patients, GP and other Health and Social Care providers.

If you require any further information please contact at Monmouthshire Local Health Board on 01600 710000 or you can leave a message at Tudor Gate Surgery.

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