Midwives & Health Visitors


If you have recently found out you are pregnant or would like to speak to a midwife, please call the Maternity Department at the Friarage on 01609 763093

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The James Cook University Hospital and the Friarage Maternity Centre

See our Pregnancy Care Planner for more information.

Health Visitor

Hambleton South Health Visitors

Health Visitors are registered nurses who have trained for an extra year to become specialist community public health nurses (SCPHN), working to support families with young children.

We often visit a family at home, which helps to build relationships. We aim to help build parents’ confidence in their ability to give their child the best start in life and listen carefully when parents have concerns. We identify and build on what is going well, and provide information to help parents find their own solutions to problems where possible.

Some common areas of discussion are:

  • Infant feeding
  • Growth and nutrition
  • Postnatal depression
  • Safe sleeping
  • Accident prevention
  • Immunisations
  • Parenting approaches
  • Child protection
  • Signposting to other community services
  • Managing childhood illness

Thirsk Health Visiting Team

Tel: 01423 544271

Shona Kettlewell – Health Visitor

Marie Lofthouse – Health Visitor

Catherine Marsden – Health Visitor

Yvonne McNichol– Assistant Practitioner

Lynsey Williams – Assistant Practitioner

Virtual Health Visiting Drop-in

Just click on the link below or scan the QR code opposite to have a private video consultation with the growing healthy health visiting team