Our Allied Health Professionals

District Nurses

Telephone:

Monday to Friday 8:30am – 5pm – 01563 826515

Out of Hours & Public Holidays – 01563 545544

The District Nursing Team:

Beth Sinclair District Nursing Charge Nurse                                                
Stuart Lawson   Staff Nurse                                      
Emma Anderson Staff Nurse

Linzy Beckett Staff Nurse                             
Alison Long Staff Nurse                                            
Toni-Anne Kyle Staff Nurse

Jackie Lindsay Healthcare Support Worker

Hayley Anderson Healthcare Support Worker

The District Nurses provide a wide range of services for people in a variety of non hospital settings including patients homes and residential homes. The team consists of district nursing sisters, staff nurses and support workers who work in partnership with patients, carers, other health professionals, social services, charities and the independent sector to provide personalised packages of care. The following are examples of the types of care district nurses provide:

• Palliative and end of life care
• Complex assessment of health needs and promotion of independence
• Acute and chronic disease management
• Wound assessment and wound care
• Post operative care• Leg ulcer management
• Prescribe & administer medications & treatments where appropriate
• Health promotion and advice
• Continence advice
• General support and advice regarding other services
• Ear Care

When Do We Visit

We will visit on an agreed day, but due to the nature of our work it is not possible to provide a specific time. However, some procedures may require us to visit at a regular time and this will be arranged with you. The District Nursing Service is not an emergency service. If you require urgent medical attention you are advised to contact your GP, NHS24 Tel: 111 Or Dial 999.

Health Visitors

Telephone: 01560 486784 Monday to Friday 09:00- 17:00
Outwith those times please leave a message on the Answering Machine.

  • Beverley Hervey
  • Margaret Cruickshanks
  • Christine Hunter
  • Kristan Campbell

Health Visitors can provide health promotion, support and advice to all members of the community e.g. elderly, vulnerable families, new parents.

The referral system is open just phone us directly.

Health Visitors are registered Nurses with the additional specialist qualifications of BSc specialist public health nursing.

All families with children under 5 have a named Health Visitor.

Clinics

Childhood Immunisations – Thursday all day

Child Health Surveillance – Health Visitor performs developmental checks at home between age 11 days until school.  Dr Costley performs the developmental medical between 6 & 8 weeks in the Health Centre.

Other services – contact the Health Visitor for more details.

Midwife

Our Community Midwife is Nikki Nelson RGN, SCM.

She liaises directly with the obstetricians at the hospital. She also visits new mums and babies at home on discharge from hospital.

Just found out you are pregnant? Women booking for maternity care will now be seen for their 1st appointment at a central booking clinic. Your first appointment will last approximately 1 hour. This appointment will be held at Maternity Day Care, Pink Zone, Crosshouse Hospital. Please call to book your appointment on 01563 825411.

Tel: 01563 578595 Community Midwife, AMH.

Our maternity unit is now based at Crosshouse Hospital

If you are in the early stages of pregnancy and begin to bleed or suffer pain please contact one of the following:

Early pregnancy Unit Crosshouse HospitalMon – Fri 8:30 – 17:0001563 521133
Stewarton Medical PracticeMon – Fri 8:30 – 17:3001560 482011

Other times including public holidays, click for information

Practice Pharmacists

Our clinical Pharmacists are Kirsty Armour and Agnieszka Adametz . They work as part of the General Practice Team by providing specialist advice in medicines. They are supported by Stuart Robertson and Steven McKee advanced pharmacy technicians.

Their role within the team is integral to supporting patient safety and ensuring expertise on day-to-day medication issues. They may contact you to discuss your medication

Podiatrist

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the podiatry service is no longer operating within the Health Centre. To access podiatry services, please click on the link below

Dietitian

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, our dietician clinics are no longer taking place within the health centre.

Click here for healthy eating information.
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School Nurse

Fiona Campbell is School nurse for Stewarton Learning Partnership.

Schools include:

  • Stewarton Academy
  • Nether Robertland Primary
  • Lainshaw Primary
  • Dunlop Primary
  • Kilmaurs Primary
  • Park School – Special Needs, Kilmarnock

Contact Tel: 01563 545700

Fiona provides school nursing services to children aged 5 – 18 years in primary, secondary and special schools with NHS Ayrshire and Arran. She works in partnership with schools, linking with multi-agency team members to promote healthy lifestyles and healthy schools. She also provides support and advice on health issues to children and young people, parents and families and education staff, carry out child health screening programme for schools and schools immunisation programme. Delivers a variety of health education programmes within schools, supports vulnerable children and participates in child protection issues.

Mental Health Practitioner

Our Mental Health Practitioner Paul Doherty can provide help and support for anyone experiencing mental health problems.  Patients can self refer by phoning the Health Centre and asking for an appointment without needing to speak to a GP first.

Speech Therapist

Referral is via the community child health programme or a GP.
You can also refer yourselves directly, by contacting the Speech & Language secretary on 01563 545725

Physiotherapist

Elaine McFadden (MCSP) is our Advanced Physiotherapy Practitioner. Elaine is able to manage a wide variety of musculo-skeletal problems eg joint and back pains. Patients can self refer by phoning the Health centre and asking for an appointment without speaking to a GP first.