The Community Nursing Service provides skilled nursing care to individuals in their own home.  The Community Nurse is responsible for the management and delivery of such care.  Individualized packages of care are provided by ongoing assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation, liaising with and referring to other agencies as appropriate, i.e. Social Services, MacMillan Team.

Referrals to the Community Nurses can be made by carers, patients and through your GP.

The service is available to housebound patients of any age with a nursing need, and operates 365 days a year during specified hours.  It is not an emergency service.  Housebound is defined as:

  • A patient who is permanently or temporarily unable to travel
  • A patient who is medically unfit to travel
  • A patient for whom a visit from the Community Nursing Service is seen to be appropriate as assessed by a Community Nurse

To contact the Community Nurses telephone 01803 219700 between 8.00 am and 5.00 pm on Monday to Friday

Between 5.00 pm and 8.00 am, please telephone 0845 2419130.  Your message will be passed on to the Community Nursing Team.






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