District Nursing Service


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: 01254 283631 (8am to 6pm)
Single Point of Access Fax : 01254 283968 
Out of Hours Tel: 01254 266400 (6pm to 8am)

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

Riverside
Tel: 01772 556745

Withnell
Tel: 01772 644162

Preston & Longridge

Please contact District Nursing Teams in your area:

Geoffrey Street Health Centre
Geoffrey Street
Preston
PR1 5NE

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

Ashton Health Centre
Peddars Lane
Preston

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

Longridge Hospital
St. Wilfreds Terrace
Longridge

7.45am to 3.45pm
Tel: 01772 777323

Brookfield Clinic
Croasdale Avenue
Preston
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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