This service provides skilled nursing care, advice and support to patients and their carers in their own homes, taking opportunities to promote health through education. Individual programmes of care are developed in partnership with patients and carers following a full assessment of needs.
Appropriate district nurse referrals may include wound management, prescribed treatments in the home, long-term management and support of patients with chronic degenerative illness, preventing health complications with immobility, disability or existing illnesses, palliative and terminal care, teaching self-care procedure to enable patients to manage their own health needs, helping patients, and carers, to adapt to limitations imposed by health related problems, nursing and residential care assessments.
This service may be contacted between 08:30 and 17:30 via a paging system – call 01924 584986. When your call is answered, ask for Rother Valley 3, this puts you through to Ambulance Control who will deal with your call and pass messages to the district nurses. You may also leave a message on an answerphone (01909) 517415.