District Nursing Services
District nursing provides nursing assessments and care for housebound patients with a physical healthcare need. We see patients at home and in residential care settings. The service supports and encourages people with disabilities and long-term conditions to recover their health, cope with health problems, and achieve the best possible quality of independent life.
The district nursing teams work closely with hospitals, GPs, social services and other healthcare teams involved in our patients care. They also work closely with physiotherapists and occupational therapists, social workers, Macmillan/Marie Curie and other specialist health care professionals to provide care to meet a wide range of health care needs.
The District Nursing team includes Community Matrons; who are nurses with additional skills to support people with multiple and complex health needs. They play a central role in assessment, care planning, co-ordination and evaluation of nursing care to ensure patients get all the help and support they need.
Seven days a week 08:00 - 20:00 (night service outside these hours, see below).
District Nursing Night Service
The team follow on from the day service to ensure people have 24 hour access to care, support and advice, helping to give patients more flexibility around the time of visits.