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Programs & Services


Public Health Postnatal Services

Public health nurses offer health assessments, education and support to parents, newborns and their families.

Services are offered to parents, newborns and their families residiing in Central Zone who:

  • have been discharged with their baby
  • have been discharged while their baby is still in the hospital
  • are adopting
  • have chosen adoption for their baby
  • are experiencing the loss of their baby

Public health nurses contact families within 48 hours after discharge from the hospital. Services are offered according to the situation and discussion with the family and may include health assessments of the newborn, mother and family; information about what to expect and when to seek medical attention; feeding support and referrals to community services.

Contact Details

Oilfields General Hospital

Address
717 Government Road
Diamond Valley, Alberta
T0L 0H0
Telephone
403-933-6505
Fax
403-933-2031
Accessibility

This facility is wheelchair accessible and has an elevator on site.

Getting There

Parking available

Hours of Operation
Days of the Week

Monday
8:15 am - 4:30 pm

Tuesday
8:15 am - 4:30 pm

Wednesday
8:15 am - 4:30 pm

Thursday
8:15 am - 4:30 pm

Friday
8:15 am - 4:30 pm

Note

Postpartum services offered on Saturday and Sunday as required and by appointment only.

Access
Service Providers May Include
registered nurses (RNs)
Eligibility

Parent(s) and baby from discharge after birth to 2 months of age, who reside in Central Zone.

Delivering parent whose baby remains in hospital after birth.

Parent who delivered a baby and does not have the baby in their care (bereavement, surrogate, chose adoption)

Service Access

If you have not been contacted by a public health nurse within 48 hours after discharge, phone your local Community Health Centre. Contact the Community Health Centre for information and support.


Service Languages
Interpreter/Translation services
Service Locations
Also Known As
Acronym
PPCS
Previous
Postpartum Community Services, Postpartum Community Services - Urban
Other
Maternity Care, Newborn Care, Postpartum Community Services, Public Health Nursing