District Nursing

What does the service provide?

  • Caring for people at the end of their lives ensuring they can remain in their own home if this is their choice. This might involve ensuring the patient has the right drugs so they are free of pain, that their last months, weeks or days are as comfortable as possible and that the family are supported before, during and after a loved one’s death
  • Catheter and continence care
  • Medication management
  • Intravenous antibiotics
  • Chemotherapy disconnection
  • Wound care
  • Leg ulcer management
  • Post-operative care
  • Enteral feeding
  • Health promotion and education to encourage patients to be self-caring.

Our team

District Nurses are specialist practitioners who head up a team of community nurses and health care assistants working with patients and their families with acute, complex and end-of-life needs to maximise their health and wellbeing. 

How to use our service

We receive referrals from your doctor (GP) and other health or social care professionals. A health care professional will provide our number to you if they feel it may be required. We aim to respond to your call within four hours of receiving it within our working hours.