The team is lead by the district nurse, an experienced, qualified nurse who has undertaken specialist training in community nursing in the home. She/he will be your named nurse but you will also see other members of the nursing team: Staff nurses who are qualified nurses. Healthcare assistants who have undergone training in community care.
The district nurse or another member of the team, will look at your particular needs and agree a plan of care with you. They provide skilled nursing care for people who need to be nursed at home. There is also an ‘out of hours’ service in the evening and through the night so that nursing care can be provided 24 hours a day.
District nurses visit to provide:
- Support and nursing care for palliative and terminally ill patients.
- Support for patients with long term illnesses
- Wound care
- Post operative care
- Catheter management
- Health Screening and injections
- Assessment and referral to other appropriate services
District nurses also run specialist clinics in the community. Please contact your District Nursing Team via your GP or directly at the Health Centre on 01234 310410 or 0845 6024064.
A health visitor is a registered nurse who has received training particularly related to babies, children and pregnant women. Their role is to provide families with children under five years old with support and advice around the general aspects of mental, physical and social wellbeing. Health Visitors and School Nursing team members are based at the practice Monday to Friday. To speak to them please ring 0300 555 0606. There is an answer phone facility available in the event they are out of the office.