District Nurses

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 us directly either via your GP surgery or on a direct line.

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