"Child Health Nurse maybe needs to change communication manner."
About: Geraldton Community Health Service Geraldton Community Health Service Geraldton 6530
Posted by Happy Mum 1987 (as ),
I feel it is necessary to anonymously share how a number of mothers in the Geraldton community are feeling about a particular child health nurse.
I have had many dealings with this community nurse including home visits and clinic visits with my newborn baby. I find her manner quite abrupt and feel she comes across quite awkward/rude due to a lack of people skills.
Five other mothers in my mother's group have expressed their concern about her and the way she makes new mothers feel. I'm sure she isn't purposely attempting to make new mothers feel sad, but she has made myself and 5 other ladies that I know cry during her sessions due to her lack of compassion and blunt/cold manner.
The other child health nurses I have met with have been bright, bubbly and fully supportive by praising myself and my partner about how we are coping with parenthood.
The child health clinic is obviously an invaluable resource to the Geraldton community but I do feel that the one I'm referring to needs to alter the way she communicates with mothers as to not give the service a bad name.