Nurse Led Ear Care Service

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    Nurse Led Ear Care Service

    The aim of the Blackburn with Darwen Nurse Led Ear Care Service is to provide an easily accessible and responsive service for a variety of ear problems.

    The staff working in the Nurse Led Ear Care Service are highly trained and experienced in ear care and can offer you specialist assessment, treatment and advice.

    Conditions treated include:

    • Removal of foreign bodies
    • Suction clearance
    • Ear dressings
    • Clearance of the mastoid cavity

    How to access the service

    Referrals and appointments can be made for the Ear Care Service following a visit to your GP or other healthcare professional e.g. treatment room nurse, audiology or practice nurse/nurse practitioner.

    However, you can contact the Ear Care Team directly if you have any of the following symptoms:

    • Extremely itchy ears
    • Painful ears
    • Wet and runny ears
    • Suspect foreign body e.g. cotton bud

    How to contact us

    For further information, please contact the Ear Care Teams at either:

    Nurse Led Ear Care Service
    Darwen Health Centre
    James Street West
    Darwen
    Blackburn with Darwen
    BB3 1PY

    Nurse Led Ear Care Service
    Barbara Castle Way Health Centre
    Simmons' Street
    Blackburn
    Blackburn with Darwen
    BB2 1AX


    For all enquiries and appointments:
    Tel: 01254 617400

    Patient Information Leaflets

    With our leaflets we aim to give you information about the Trust in general, our services and treatments, and to provide useful information for service users and their carers.

    Please follow this link for more information