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Parish nurse making big impact in community

 Published on: 30th July 2019   |   By: Alex Pearson   |   Category: Uncategorized

A nurse serving the parish has been provided by the local church’s charity to support the community.

Churches in Croxley Green have appointed Cathy Scarborough as the parish nurse which will support the GP surgeries and NHS colleagues in the area and community practitioners to promote the health and wellbeing of individuals and families.

Cathy started her role in April, 2019, and the charity has approached Croxley Green Parish Council for a grant of £3,000 towards the costs of the parish nurse. 

Cathy said: “The beauty of parish nursing is that it truly is whole person care, taking into consideration the physical, psychological and spiritual needs of individuals.

“Parish nurses are uniquely placed to be able to attend to the wellbeing of the ‘whole person’, irrespective of their faith, or no faith, their age, sex, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation or ability.

“There are almost 100 parish nurses working across the UK, all are qualified nurses who are registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Council.

“Since commencing the role on April 4, 2019, I have been meeting various groups of people, making home visits and familiarising myself with the local community. As with any new service, Croxley Parish Nurse Service will take some time to take shape and grow. As we develop this service, the Trustees and I welcome your comments and suggestions.”

The nurse works work with people of all ages and backgrounds, with any faith or none, focusing on the person rather than just a medical condition and integrating all the different aspects of health.

provide moral support, give general health advice and education, put people in touch with other support or medical services, clarify medical procedures or issues and simply listen to the persons requirements. 

Cathy works one day a week, usually on a Thursday or Friday.

Contact her at croxleyparishnursecathy@gmail.com to arrange a meeting.

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