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District nursing

Location 

We have 16 district nursing teams across Derby City supporting all GP Practices. Care is delivered in patients own homes and residential homes. We provide a daytime and an evening service. Our district nursing teams work closely with GP practices, care co-ordinators, social workers, hospitals, community matrons and voluntary agencies. 

Our District Nurse Liaison service based at London Road Community Hospital can be contacted on 01332 258200. 

About 

Our District Nurses work 7 days a week, 365 days a year and are accessible 24 hours a day providing care to vulnerable and housebound people within their own home or home environment who require nursing care due to long term chronic disease or as a result of an acute episode of ill health. 

Services 

  • Care to patients with complex health needs and long-term conditions 
  • Support and advice to patients and their carers in relation to their on-going treatment 
  • Wound care management including leg ulcers; 
  • Palliative care for the terminally ill and care of the dying; 
  • Medicines management including administration of intravenous drugs such as appropriate antibiotics and chemotherapy; 
  • Continence care including indwelling catheter care; 
  • Health promotion for individuals, carers and communities; 
  • Referral to other services if deemed appropriate e.g. social services, occupational therapy. 


Other Information 

To be eligible for district nursing care, patients need to be aged 18 years and over and housebound (that is they are unable to travel to their GP practice for nursing care).

Referrals to the District Nursing service may be self-referrals, electronic referrals from hospitals or telephone referrals from GP practices or other agencies eg social services. 

The District Nursing service has a central point of referral access called District Nurse Liaison 01332 258200.