Housebound patients only
Please be aware the district nursing team is based at the Health Centre located on Bridewell Street.
If the doctor has requested a district nurse to visit you for any reason he will refer you. If you have any queries about this visit please ring (01953) 606201and ask for the District Nursing Team.
District nurses assess, plan and manage the care of sick and disable patients of all ages in the patient's own home, general practices and residential nursing homes and also provide support for their carers.
Individual care is planned, and advice on further help or services is given including health education. Anyone at home can self-refer to this service. They have a close liaison with the hospital, GPs, the local hospice and other specialised services.
They administer drugs, give injections, dress wounds, take blood samples and give personal care.