What is Parish Nursing?
Parish Nursing seeks to provide whole person health care through a local church community.
Based on Christ’s teaching and ministry, as demonstrated in the parable of the Good Samaritan (Luke 10:25-37), Parish Nurses provide support for the physical, mental, social and spiritual health of individuals and aim to improve the lives of people in the UK by ministering health and wholeness.
Registered Nurses work from their churches offering individuals and communities personal health advice, advocacy support, health education, support groups, the training and supporting of volunteers, and helping people integrate their faith and their health.
Support from a Parish Nurse is available to people of all ages and backgrounds.
The Holy Trinity Parish Nurse is Hannah Bacon
I did my Bachelor of Nursing degree at Nottingham University and I completed a Diploma in Oncology Nursing with the Royal Marsden Hospital. I have worked in oncology (cancer) nursing since I graduated in 2001.
I trained as a Parish Nurse in May 2015. I am registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Council and I have a current Disclosure and Barring Service check (formerly known as a Criminal Record Bureau check).
I am available to offer support with your health needs. This may be to talk through your health and wellbeing or it may be to support you in seeking the most appropriate care for your needs.
I am also able to offer the opportunity for you to explore the spiritual aspects of your health care, if you choose to.
I cannot offer any clinical treatments such as dressings or injections, but can support you in getting the care that you need.
I see my role fitting into the new pastoral care structure that is growing out of our 2020 Vision: of Holy Trinity as a church that is Committed To One Another In Love.
Parish Nurses are supported by a national charity, Parish Nursing Ministries UK. http://parishnursing.org.uk
What I can offer:
One-to-one chats following Rendezvous on a Wednesday morning 11am-12.30pm for health advice and support.
Help with navigating the NHS referral process and signposting to NHS/voluntary/church-based health resources and support groups.
Support for those with a cancer diagnosis and their carers.
Personal health advice and support. Please make an appointment, these are available on request.
Hannah Bacon, Registered Nurse
How to contact Hannah: Email: email@example.com
Phone number: 07879 220959
Hannah works Wednesdays 9.30am-2.30pm