Mar 16
Staff Profile Canowindra Health Service: Child And Family Health Nurse

Rhonda Burnett Child and Family Health Nurse (CFHN)

 

Q: What is your job at Canowindra Community Health?

My role is to provide support and assistance to families with children aged 0 to 5 years. I will normally meet families when they first come home from hospital with their new baby and continue to see them until their child starts school.

In this role I offer support and advice with breastfeeding, child nutrition, sleep and settling, postnatal depression and parenting. I can also provide the childhood immunisations for children from 6 weeks to 4 years. A big part of my role is monitoring children’s growth and development by doing child health checks in the “Blue Book”. If they have any concerns I can also refer families to other services .

Q: What days is the service available?

I work in Canowindra Wednesday through to Friday 8am to 4:30pm

Q: What do you most enjoy about your job?

I love working with families and watching them develop that special bond of attachment with their child. Watching the parent looking into the eyes of the child and the child looking directly back -there is nothing like it. Seeing families grow and gain confidence in their abilities is a real privilege.

Q: How do people get to see you?

When a mother from Canowindra has a baby, the hospital contacts me because every family in NSW is offered a home visit by a Child and Family Health Nurse. I then contact the family to arrange a convenient time to visit them. If you have a new baby and haven’t heard from me or if you’re new to Canowindra please do not hesitate to contact me.

If you would like to make an appointment please phone Canowindra Community Health Centre on 6340 3300 or my direct number 6340 3303. This is a free service and a referral is not necessary