District Nursing Service
The District Nursing Service visit people at home for nursing care, support, treatment when their health or well being prevents them from attending a GP surgery or a clinic. Each team is led by a district nurse with a specialist qualification who manages a team of registered nurses and health care assistants. We work closely with GPs, social care, local hospitals, specialist nurses and therapists to help individuals to manage their own conditions and to be as independent as possible, remaining at home where ever possible.
Examples of treatment that the district nursing service undertake in people’s homes includes:
- Administration of timed medication, such as insulin or intravenous antibiotics
- Care and support with indwelling urinary catheters
- Symptom management and support for end of life care
- Continence assessments
- Assessments for long term conditions
- Care and treatment of complex wounds
- Pressure area (bed sore) prevention and management
- Leg ulcer diagnosis and treatment
We work 365 days a year from 9 am – 5 pm each day.
Out of hours we have a team of night nurses who work from 6.30 pm to 8 am every night.
The service is available for adults aged over 18, registered with a GP in Guildford and Waverley and following a referral from your GP, the hospital or another health / social care professional.
Our community nursing services are generally available every day of the week 8am to 6pm.