If you have an illness or incapacity that means you may need nursing care in your own home, the district nurse may visit you. Patients who are likely to benefit from this service include those who are housebound either through illness or frailty or have a terminal illness or those who have recently been discharged from hospital.
District nurses provide wound care, palliative care, continence advice, health promotion advice and advice on co-ordinating care packages. If you move into a care home locally, the district nurse may be able to continue your care. Your GP may also be willing to continue to care for you or a number of GPs may provide services for the residents of local care homes.
You can contact them via our reception team.