Children's and Young People's Services in Wiltshire transfer to Virgin Care from 1 April

Posted: March 31, 2016

New chapter for healthcare in Wiltshire

A new chapter begins for healthcare in Wiltshire tomorrow as our children's and young people's services join Virgin Care. 

From tomorrow (Friday 1 April) Virgin Care will provide children's and young people's services across the county for the next five years. 

Virgin Care, part of the Virgin Group, is an independent provider of NHS and local authority services, specialising in community services. 

Moving from five providers to one single provider in Wiltshire will benefit local children, young people and their families and carers, who will now all have access to the same high quality care and support regardless of where they live. 

The service recently achieved a rating of 'outstanding' from the Care Quality Commission and these same staff will continue to work with local families, meaning that children and young people will continue to see the same familiar faces.

Services currently provided by Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust which from 1 April 2016 will be provided by Virgin Care include:

  • Health visiting
  • School nursing services
  • Speech and language therapy
  • Specialist community nursing and continuing care
  • Learning disabilities
  • Child health information services
  • School age immunisation
  • Family nurse partnership
  • Community Paediatrics
  • Safeguarding children
  • Looked after children health service

For further information or if you have any questions please visit the Virgin Care website or email wiltshire@virgincare.co.uk.

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