The Charity's nurses facilitate the Psychological Wellbeing Programme, promote the benefits of a healthy lifestyle and encourage patients to take a more proactive approach in managing their health and wellbeing.
Every patent is initially assessed by a member of the nursing team when they arrive, the assessment includes:
- Discussion of the reason for attending the Treatment Centre and the individuals expectations.
- A brief past medical history.
- Any other health or lifestyle related issues.
- A physical assessment including blood pressure, pulse and weight.
- After initial discussion the nurse may advise on a full health assessment. This can be done at a later date in the patients stay.
The nurses can carry out a range of health screening activities. These can help to assess future risks of developing diseases such as Diabetes, Stroke and Heart disease. Information and advice can then be targeted to reduce future risk.
We offer a wide variety of health promotion activities including the following:-
- Blood Pressure Monitoring
- Smoking Cessation
- Alcohol Awareness
- Healthy Eating
- Cancer awareness
- Heart disease prevention and cholesterol advice
- Diabetes awareness
- Post-operative care
- Wound assessment
- Dressing changes (patients must provide their own dressings, creams/ointments)
- Removal of sutures
- The surgery carries a small stock of over the counter medications. These can be issued by the Nurse on duty to treat minor ailments
- First Aid
Registered Nurses are available 24 hours a day to provide first aid care for any problems which may arise. The Nurses surgery is also equipped with emergency resuscitation equipment.