Publicly funded NHS & social care services
Publicly funded NHS & social care services

District Nursing Service

District Nursing Service

The District Nurses provide nursing care to housebound adults, enabling them to maintain independence. We care for patients with a wide range of health problems, including wound care, acute illnesses, complex or long term health problems and end-of-life care.

Who is this service for?

This service is for adults who are registered with a GP in the South Gloucestershire and Bath & North East Somerset areas.

How does this service work / what's involved in this service?

We provide a 24 hour nursing service for adults who are housebound, which consists of the District Nursing Day Service, Twilight Evening District Nursing Service and the Overnight District Nursing Service. The District Nursing Services includes a District Nurse Team Leader, Community Staff Nurses and Health Care Assistants/Support Workers.

This can include;

  • Comprehensive individual assessment of needs
  • Interventions in the out-of-hours period to provide clinical nursing care, support and advice
  • Skin care, including pressure ulcer care, post operative/wound & leg ulcer care
  • Continence assessment and provision of aids
  • Catheter care and bowel management
  • Palliative care, including holistic management and symptom control for people with cancer and other life limiting conditions
  • Medicines management; advice, guidance and support regarding medications, including IV therapy
  • Provision of equipment, including advice and assessment to maintain independence
  • Monitoring and screening of chronic diseases, including Diabetes, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease and cardiovascular disease

How do I access this service?

You can either self-refer using the contact details on the right of this page, or you can be referred by your GP or other health care professional.

You will then receive an initial assessment by a qualified nurse who will work with you to identify what your health needs are.

What does this service cost?

This service is funded by the NHS and is therefore of no cost to patients.

In what areas is this service available?

We currently offer this service in the South Gloucestershire and Bath & North East Somerset areas.

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Locations

St. Martin's Hospital
Phone:
01225 831 500
Feel free to call this number 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Location:
St. Martin's Hospital
Clara Cross Lane
Bath
BA2 5RP
Open:
Nursing support, care and treatment is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Downend Clinic
Phone:
0117 330 2506
Location:
Downend Clinic
Buckingham Gardens, Downend,
Bristol
BS16 5TW
Open:
Office hours are:
Monday - Friday
9.00am - 5.00pm

Nursing support, care and treatment is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Please call the St Martin's phone number if you need out-of-hours advice.

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