District Nursing Service

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    District Nursing Service

    The aim of the District Nursing Service is to provide an easily accessible responsive service, which meets the identified nursing needs of individuals and their carers within their own environment.  The District Nursing Service is available in Blackburn with Darwen, East Lancashire and Central Lancashire.

    We work closely with therapists, social services, GPs and hospital services.

    The service includes:

    • Assessment of patients with complex nursing needs
    • Administration of treatment using specialised nursing equipment and medication
    • Visits to patients who require the management of a clinical nursing procedure, e.g. wound care, tracheostomy management, tube feeding
    • Wound assessments and formulating treatment plans, including specific vascular assessments
    • Management and nursing treatment for patients with palliative care needs and those who are in the terminal phase of their illness
    • Involvement in health promotion and public health issues, including the administration of flu vaccinations
    • Supporting independence whenever possible for patients
    • Supporting patients with newly diagnosed conditions


    How to access the service

    The service is to help people who are over 18 years of age and who are housebound i.e. permanently or temporarily confined to their place of residence due to illness or disability and are unable to use any form of transport as a means to access central clinics for treatment.  Specific appointments for home visits cannot be given unless required for administration of medication purposes.  However, every effort is made to be as flexible as possible with our visit times (this can be negotiated with your nurses).

    Patients are usually referred to the District Nurses by GPs, Community Clinicians, and Community Discharge Team (when patients are discharged from an acute environment).

    The District Nurse will carry out a full assessment of nursing needs; this will include asking a number of questions about your past and current health and medications that you are taking.  The nurse may undertake some clinical observations including your blood pressure or a urine test depending on your condition.  The nurse will negotiate and agree a plan of treatment with you that will remain in your home for other members of the nursing team to follow.  The plan will be revised as your conditions change. Contact telephone numbers will be left with you to allow you to contact the Community Nursing Service at any times during the day or night should you require advice or assistance.

    Where the service is provided and how to contact us

    The service is provided within the patient's home.

    Blackburn with Darwen

    Single Point of Access Tel (24 hours): 01254 612800
    Single Point of Access Email: bwdspa@lancashirecare.nhs.uk

    Southport and Formby

    Please contact District Nursing Teams in your area:

    Social Services - 0845 1400845
    Walk-in Centre (Litherland Town Hall) - 0151 4754667
    Formby District Nurses - 01704  835513
    Churchtown District Nurses - 01704 215480/ 214238
    Ainsdale District Nurses - 01704 387135/ 387134
    Curzon Road District Nurses - 01704 387107/387105
    Community Matrons - 01704 387 255

    West Lancashire

    Please contact District Nursing Teams in your area:

    Social Services - 0845 053 0009
    Help Direct - 0303 3331111
    West Lancs Health Centre - 01695 588800
    Walk in Centre (Skelmersdale) - 01695 588640
    Hants Lane District Nurses - 01695 588588
    Sandy Lane District Nurses - 01695 732927
    Tarleton District Nurses - 01772 325182
    Community Matron - 01695 588 591

    South Ribble

    Please contact District Nursing Teams in your area:

    Penwortham Area
    Tel: 01772 644170

    Longton Area
    Tel: 01772 644791

    Bamber Bridge
    Tel: 01772 644687

    Tel: 01772 556745

    Tel: 01254 282 630

    Preston & Longridge

    Please contact District Nursing Teams in your area:

    Geoffrey Street Health Centre
    Geoffrey Street
    PR1 5NE

    Monday to Friday 7.45am to 3.45pm
    Tel: 01772 777465 or 01772 777265 or 01772 777305

    Ashton Health Centre
    Peddars Lane

    7.45am to 3.45pm
    Tel: 01772 777169 or 01772 777167 or 01772 777447

    Longridge Hospital
    St. Wilfreds Terrace

    7.45am to 3.45pm
    Tel: 01772 777323

    Brookfield Clinic
    Croasdale Avenue
    PR2 6UB

    Monday to Friday 7.45am to 3.45pm
    Saturday, Sunday & Bank Holidays 7.45am to 10pm
    Tel: 01772 777231 or 01772 777230 or 01772 777537

    Out of Hours Tel: 01772 777188 

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