Community Health Nurse
Community Health Nurses in primary school
Community nurses work collaboratively with schools to a enable comprehensive health services to children and youth.
Primary schools are visited regularly throughout the year, with the aim of promoting healthy development and wellbeing so students may reach their full potential. A major part of the work is focused on early intervention and the School Entry Health Assessment program.
Community Nurses serve as a health contact point for children and their families, providing information, assessment, health counselling and referral. The services provided are free and confidential.
- Health and development assessments and surveillance (e.g. vision, hearing, growth)
- parenting information and advice
- Referral to other health services (e.g. Child Development Service, GP)
If you have a concern about your child’s health or development, please make contact on 9258 8053.