Community Midwives

Midwives are based at the Mary Stanley Wing at Bridgwater Community Hospital. They are available for antenatal and early postnatal care, and provide advice on all aspects of maternity care. Midwives work closely with their Health Visitor colleagues.


If you know or think you are pregnant, inform your GP who will then refer you to the care of the midwife.


Community Nurses

The Community and District Nursing Team work alongside us and provide nursing care in the patient's own home. They provide support for families and carers, pre and post-operative care, health education, incontinence help, leg ulcer assessment and advice. Patients may be referred to the service via the Surgery, hospital or other appropriate agencies.

Health Visitors

Health Visitors also work with us and seek to provide easy access to the health visiting service, both in the Surgery and through confidential and supportive home visiting. Their aim is to help you and your family to lead a healthier, happier life.


They offer counselling and advice on healthcare-related topics including post-natal depression, domestic violence, parenting issues and minor parent and child ailments. They are interested and involved in the health of your family as a whole.


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