District Nurses

A district nurse is registered nurse who has undertaken further training in nursing care in the community.

The district nursing team consists of District Nurses, Community Staff Nurses and Health Care Assistants.

It provides planned care to patients over 16 years of age in their own homes and to gives support to carers, in order to maintain care at home whenever possible.

Services they provide include holistic assessment of nursing needs, wound management, continence care, injections, blood tests, symptoms control in palliative care and end of life nursing.

The team works closely with the GP’s, other health workers and agencies. They are able to prescribe certain medications.

The service is available 24 hours a day, every day of the year.