District Nursing

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. 

What does the service provide?

District Nurse with patient

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.

We work as part of eight community teams that cover the east Surrey area visiting patients in their own home. 

How to contact us

  • Contact your GP for your local District Nursing team

Address: We are located across the east Surrey area.

Hours of service

  • 7 days a week, 365 days a year
  • 08.00-18.00