"Child Health Nurse"
About: Child and Adolescent Community Health Child and Adolescent Community Health Perth 6000
Posted by 1st time mum (as ),
We have just been advised of the changes to the purple book appointments, however for some reason there is no transition period for those of us already in the system.
For us, this means no check ups for our baby (first born) between the ages of 8 months and 2 years. This is because we will miss out on the 18 month appointment by 1 day (our baby will be 18 months old on the day the changes are implemented). And because our local centres are so busy, there is no availability to attend this appointment early.
Given the incredible amount of change and development during this period, it is so important to have that support and check in with the community health nurses.
I urge the department to consider bringing in a transition period for those parents who will fall between the gaps like us.