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District Nurses

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The District Nurses service is a team of skilled nurses working with your general practitioner, generally based in the same building.

We will visit housebound patients requiring nursing intervention. This includes dressings, removal of clips/sutures, taking of blood specimens, injections, health promotion advice, smoking cessation, care of catheters and post operative dressings.

You can access the district nursing team via your GP surgery.

Anyone can refer a patient to the service, however patients do need to be unable to get out of the house.

Service times

District Nurses provide a 24-hour service, in three shifts:

  • Day service – 08.00-17.30
  • Evening service -17.30-23.00
  • Night service 23.00-08.00

For out-of-hours calls, after 5pm, or at weekends or on Bank Holidays, call Russells Hall Hospital on (01384) 456111.

Patient information leaflets

Service details

Clinical directorate

  • Community Services and Integrated Care