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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

Maternity Leaflet CV19 Planning Your Birth.pdf

Maternity Leaflets CV19 Parent Information.pdf

The James Cook University Hospital and the Friarage Maternity Centre


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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

We work closely with children’s centres and outreach staff to deliver a range of supportive activities for young families in the local area. These may be group activities or one-on-one sessions. In addition, we work with a range of other agencies, specifically health education, social care and voluntary organisations, to support the wellbeing of children and families.

Our services are delivered in a variety of locations including the family home, children’s centres, health centres and GP practices. We also offer telephone support.

Hambleton South Health Visitors cover the Thirsk and Easingwold areas and can be contacted on:


Thirsk: 01609 534075

Easingwold: 01423 542995

You can follow us on Facebook at Hambleton South Health Visitors

More information about our service is available at:


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