Public Health Nurses are employed by the HSE to provide a range of healthcare services in the community as part of the Primary Care Teams. Public Health Nursing services include:
Under the Child Health Screening and Developmental Surveillance programme, the provision of support and advice on care, feeding and development to a parent or parents following the birth of a baby and monitoring its health and developmental milestones from 0 – 5 years.
Audiometry, vision testing and immunisation clinics (with the Community Medical Doctor) for school age children in the Primary school setting.
Co-ordination and provision of services, based on an assessment of need, to persons with disabilities in the home and older people.
The service can be accessed from the Health Centres.
Referral: Self-referral, referral by GP, Primary Care Team, hospital, and schools
Access to the Child Health Screening and Developmental Surveillance programme for 0 - 5 years is triggered via notification of birth from the hospital to the Public Health Nurse, who arranges the first visit within 72 hours of discharge from hospital. Vaccination, audiometry and vision testing in the school setting are automatically available at various stages of the Primary School cycle.
Contact details: Through GP, local Health Centre/Primary Care Centre.
Address: St. Mary’s Health Centre, Parnell Street, Thurles
Tel. (0504) 27600
Address: Tyone Centre, Nenagh
Tel. (067) 46400
Address: Community Care Centre, Western Road, Clonmel.
Tel. (052) 6177338