The District Nursing team can be contacted at the Nuffield Health Centre on 01993 700385.
District Nurses play a crucial role in the primary health care team. They visit people in their own homes or in residential care homes, providing care for patients and supporting family members.
As well as providing direct patient care, district nurses also have a teaching role, working with patients to enable them to care for themselves or with family members teaching them how to give care to their relatives.
District Nurses play a vital role in keeping hospital admissions and readmissions to a minimum and ensuring that patients can return to their own homes as soon as possible.
District Nurses assess the health care needs of patients and families, monitor the quality of care they're receiving and are professionally accountable for delivery of care. They work with patients of any age, but often many of them are elderly, while others may have been recently discharged from hospital, be terminally ill or have physical disabilities.
District nurses may visit patients every day or more than once a day, offering help, advice and support. They liaise with other groups, such as the social services, voluntary agencies and other NHS organisations and help to provide and co-ordinate a wide range of care services.