community health service

community health service

A service which provides patient/client (P/C) care in the community, including provision of medical/dental, nursing and allied health professional care to P/Cs in need, usually in the P/C's home or other residential setting, or community health premises.

Patient/client groups
People with an identifiable physical condition or mental illness or disability, expectant or nursing mothers, or people whose poor health mandates support services so they can continue to live in the community.

Health services
Preventive services, intervention or health promotion provided as a matter of public policy, targeted to P/C groups or provided in response to individual demand (specifically: breast screening, immunisation, child development surveillance, family planning and dental health services).
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Through such community awareness initiatives, we aim to educate the population and reach out to them because such diseases are mainly related to lifestyle issues which can be modified to prevent further health complications," said Seema Al Marzouqi, nurse in Community Health Service Section at the DHA.
She added: 'We need to have a very progressive and active community health service, fit for purpose to deliver a high quality preventative health service.
The committee researches the availability and advisability of incorporating dental services into its community health service.
MORE than pounds 2,000 worth of equipment was returned to a community health service after an appeal for the return of unwanted items.
9% since 2010, while the number of hospital and community health service nurses fell by 3,411, or 1%.
Greeted by the trust's chief executive, Lorraine Lambert, the South Shields MP and former Foreign Secretary met with groups of hospital and community health service staff.
9 million in the new facility, which is being delivered by Victorias largest regional community health service provider, Latrobe Community Health Services (LCHS).
Locala, a community health service, is also based at the centre, mainly as a staff base for stop smoking services, school nurses, health visitors and administration services.
The retailer's Helping Hearts Award scheme celebrated surpassing pounds 500,000 in pledges to local charities recently and will give a share of the money to Whitley Abbey Primary School, Shysters Theatre company and Coventry Community Health Service in the city.

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