What is a Parish Nurse?
Churches of all denominations appointing registered nurses with community experience to promote whole person health care in their local communities. A Parish Nurse is a Registered Nurse who works through the local church, offering spiritual as well as physical and mental care. Parish Nurses may be health educators; they may refer people to their GP or other appropriate agencies, train and co-ordinate volunteer activity, act as a person's advocate through life events and health problems.
What can a Parish Nurse do for you?
The role of a Parish Nurse is to integrate faith and health to help achieve wholeness of mind, body and spirit.
- The Parish Nurse can offer the following:-
- Offer you prayer and discuss your spiritual needs.
- Give you personal health advice to help you improve your health.
- Check your blood pressure.
- Help you with weight management.
- Give you support in times of need e.g. family illness, bereavement.
- Refer you to, and help you access, other agencies when needed.
- Educate people about alcohol, drugs, sexual health, stress management, healthy eating, exercise, general health care.
Who will a Holy Trinity Parish Nurse see?
Any person who lives or works within Aldershot irrespective of their faith. Any member of the congregation of Holy Trinity Church.
Jane Newton, 07580175624, firstname.lastname@example.org Wednesday 10-4pm.
Jan Neilson, 07861 080886, email@example.com Thursday 10-4pm.
Though this event is not being held during August 2016
Parish Nurses can visit you in your home or you can arrange an appointment at Holy Trinity Church
There is also a drop in clinic on Thursday 12-2.30pm www.parishnursing.org.uk