|Reports & Publications - Annual Report 1999
Every New Mother Contacted By Health Unit
The Healthy Babies/Healthy Children Program is intended to give our children the best start possible. New program components were added in 1999.
The services to pregnant women were expanded.
As of October 1, 1999, all new mothers receive a phone call by a Public Health Nurse within 48 hours of hospital discharge. All mothers are eligible for a follow-up home visit by a Public Health Nurse to support the transition to parenthood. This program also provides home visits by trained supportive lay home visitors.
In June, the Healthy Babies Healthy Children Coalition conducted a community wide consultation to identify ways to support children six weeks to six years, and their families. A report of the tri-counties' recommendations was sent to the Ministry of Health.