Health Visiting Service

Health visitors are registered nurses or midwifes with specialist qualifications in child, family and public health.

We work with families in Trafford — from pregnancy through to primary school entry — to get the best health and development outcomes for their children with a personalised assessment and plan.

The aim is to promote the health and well-being of the whole family. Our role is about the prevention of illness and helping people stay fit and healthy from pregnancy and birth up until the child reaches primary school.

Every family with a child under the age of five has access to a health visitor and their team consisting of Community Nursery Nurses and Health Care Assistants.

The service is delivered through home visits, contact in the community and telephone calls as necessary. Healthy Child drop-in sessions for well babies and children are provided in various venues. Health visitors work with other services such as GPs, midwives, school nurses and social workers.

Before your baby is born you will receive support from the Midwifery Service. After the birth you will be contacted by a health visitor who will make an appointment to visit you at home when your baby is between 10 and 14 days old. During this visit you will be able to discuss the health and well-being of your family and your child’s developmental progress. The health visitor will provide advice, support and local information about drop-in sessions and services for children and families. The Personal Child Health Record (or ‘red book’) is a record of your child’s health and development, it is yours to keep. The health visitor will go through this with you on the first visit.

Please remember to take the book with you to your child’s health appointments.

All members of the team carry identification badges with photographs.

Contact information

Trafford Town Hall
Talbot Road
M32 0TH

Our health visitors work in 4 district areas. The phone numbers for each are as follows:
North: 0161 912 5567
Central: 0161 912 2287
West: 0161 746 3810
South: 0161 912 4044

Opening hours

Monday to Friday, 8:30am to 4:30pm.
Except Bank Holidays

Social Media


New Born Baby Online Information



  • Trafford breastfeeding support 
    Infant Feeding Co-ordinator Health Visitor: 07894 489 937
  • Begin Before Birth
    A website that discussed pregnancy wellbeing, placenta, stress and foetal development. Also a section on fathers, family and friends.
  • Wellbeing Factsheet for Parents
    Free to download
  • Getting it right from the start
    Chapters of You Tube videos from the Early Attachment Service (Tameside and Glossop Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust, 2015) that discusses bonding and attachment from pregnancy into childhood. The videos also explore the different emotions, feelings and expectations new parents may feel and help process these feelings.
  • Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) – Procedures that intentionally alter or cause injury to the female genital organs for non-medical reasons. This is illegal in the United Kingdom
  • Breastfeeding Companion
    A website full of breastfeeding support at your fingertips so it is a comfortable and enjoyable experience.
  • Domestic Abuse – Greater Manchester End the Fear website or
  • Self Help Services helping people to help themselves – Greater Manchester Services Guide


  • Trafford Family Information Services
    Free information and advice for children, young people and their families.
  • Start4life
    Sign up for e-mail updates starting from your pregnancy and up to your child is 4 years of age. Sign up if your mum, dad or partner and interested in giving your child the best start in life.


  • West HV Team: 0161 746 3810 – Contact to speak to a Health Visitor for advice or to re-arrange/make an appointment. Hours 08:30am to 4:30pm.
  • NHS Direct telephone number – 111– If you are feeling unwell but it is not a medical emergency NHS Direct will provide information and advice.
  • Emergency telephone number – 999 – To contact Police, Ambulance and Fire Brigade. Call this number in an emergency if someone is ill, injured or their life is at risk.

Not forgetting your registered GP, Dentist, walk-in centres and Hospitals.

Service Information

Health visitors are registered nurses or midwifes with specialist qualifications in child, family and public health.

How to refer

  • Self-referral
  • GP
  • Health professional
  • Social care professional
  • Midwives

North: 0161 912 5567
Central: 0161 912 2287
West: 0161 746 3810
South: 0161 746 3355


North — Trafford Town Hall, Talbot Road, Stretford
M32 0TH

Central — Sale Waterside, 3rd Floor, Sale, M33 7ZF

West — Be Active, Kingsway Park, Urmston, M41 7FJ

South — Altrincham Health and Wellbeing hub, 2nd Floor, 31-33 Market Street, Altrincham, WA14 1PF

Information last reviewed: September 2023

Page last reviewed: February 2024
Next review due: February 2025