Ancillary services are provided by NHS staff who are not directly employed by St Johns Medical Centre, but who work for the Trafford Provider Service. Some services are provided at St Johns e.g. antenatal clinics, but the majority of services are provided either in patients’ homes by District Nurses or in local clinics.
Chiropody (podiatry) services
Chiropody services are available free of charge for patients who are aged under 18 or aged 65+. Patients 65+ can self refer using the Trafford Podiatry Self Referral Form or by contacting 0300 323 0303.
The community midwife carries out weekly clinics for newly pregnant women who will be referred on to a hospital for scans and other investigations. After 22 weeks most antenatal care is provided at St Johns, with patients initially attending every four weeks but coming more often as the pregnancy progresses. The community midwife will visit patients at home after the baby has arrived.
Community Midwives: 0161 291 2942.
Counselling and Psychological Services
he GPs and nursing team at St Johns can provide support to patients and can refer to local services for specialist advice. Patients can also self refer to the Psychological Wellbeing Service.
District nurses liaise with the St Johns clinical team and provide nursing care and support to patients and families during periods of illness or incapacity usually in their own homes or residential care homes.
District Nurses: 0300 323 0303.
Health visitors are mainly responsible for children under five, providing support and advice once the baby is born.
Health Visitors: 0161 912 3071.
Specialist Nursing Services
This service provides care in the community and include Macmillan nurses, continence team, community paediatric nursing team, nurses for insulin dependent diabetics, and heart failure nurses. These services can be arranged through your GP.