Our community nurse team is made up of senior district nurses, who lead a team of community nurses and healthcare assistants providing community healthcare services for house-bound patients.
Their work involves visiting house-bound patients to provide advice and care, for example: palliative care, wound management, medication support, catheter and continence care, and to assess patients' needs for equipment provision such as specialist beds and mattresses.
The team provides care for a range of patients who may well be acutely unwell, have a long term condition, require palliative care or those that require intensive and technological care.
As well as treatment, nurses can offer advice and support with health concerns, working together with GPs to prevent unnecessary or avoidable hospital admissions.
The community nurse team work in partnership with hospices, primary, community and secondary care health services, and the voluntary sector.