Midwives are based at Helme Chase Maternity Unit, Westmorland General Hospital. Once your pregnancy is confirmed the midwives will be involved in your ante natal care. If you have just found out you are pregnant please complete a Self-Referral form online at https://www.uhmb.nhs.uk/maternity. If you need to speak to a member of their administration team or help completing your online referral please ring 01229 403838 Monday-Friday 09:00-16:30.
District/Community Nurses are based at Enterprise House. You can reach them by telephone if needed on 01539 715200.
All District/Community Nurses are identifiable by name and photograph on a Cumbria Primary Care Trust Identity Card. The service is available 24 hours a day; an evening and night team provides the service from 18:30 to 08:00. The District Nursing Team is not an emergency service. If you need urgent medical attention please contact your GP or the Accident and Emergency Department.
The District Nursing Team specialise in providing individualised nursing care and support for housebound patients in their own home. Their role includes:
- Expertise in wound care
- Enabling early discharge from hospital
- Nursing care following hospital discharge
- Assessing the loan of hospital equipment
- Co-ordinating the care and support of people who are dying, and their families
- Supporting rehabilitation
- Advice on health topics
Health Visitors are based at Kinta House, Helme Close, Kendal. You can reach them by telephone if needed on 01539 718155.