New health visiting and school nursing service in Lowestoft and Waveney

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Following a successful procurement exercise Suffolk County Council will be providing Health Visiting and School Nursing services in Lowestoft and Waveney.

Suffolk County Council will be delivering the services from Monday 1 April 2019. The contract will be in place until 2024.

The announcement today means that the county council will from 1 April be providing universal health services for children and young people aged between 0 and 19 in the Lowestoft and Waveney area as it does for the rest of the county.

Councillor Gordon Jones, Suffolk County Council’s Cabinet Member for Children’s Services, Education and Skills, said:

“Health Visiting and School Nursing are extremely important services for the county council. Now with the addition of these services in our portfolio in Lowestoft and Waveney it provides us with an opportunity to influence good health and wellbeing for children from an early age through to adolescence with the support of their families.”

“Following feedback that we have been awarded this contract I have been overwhelmed with the positive and innovative ideas that our staff have working in these areas and I look forward to supporting them to deliver a consistent service for children and young people across Suffolk.”

Suffolk’s Health Visiting and School Nursing services can be contracted by calling 0345 607 8866, emailing childrenshealth@suffolk.gov.uk or visiting www.suffolk.gov.uk/healthvisiting and www.suffolk.gov.uk/schoolnursing