What we do

The District Nursing Team provides complex clinical care to patients living in their own homes.  Working together the aim is to work with patients to empower them to self manage long term conditions and prevent avoidable hospital admission.  The teams support patients and their families who are in the palliative phase of their illness and provide end of life care.

The teams work in harmony with social care, independent and voluntary providers to enhance patient experience and care.

Please find a list of services and treatments provided in the list below:

  • Prevent unnecessary hospital admission / facilitate early discharge
  • Advanced Practice
  • Non-Medical prescribing
  • Long Term Complex Condition Management e.g. - Heart Failure, COPD, Diabetes
  • Case Management
  • End Of Life Care
  • Complex Wound Care
  • Leg ulcer Management
  • Catheter Care / Management
  • Management of Continence
  • Medication administration
  • Rehabilitation
  • Holistic Nursing Assessments / Fully-funded Continuing Health Care Screening
  • Support for patients undergoing chemotherapy / radiotherapy

The services are provided within the patients own home including residential homes.

NEW for East Lancashire District Nursing

From the 16 October 2023 the District Nursing Clinical HUB will ‘go live’, which means that there will be ‘One Single Point of Access’ for all patients and referrers.

This one single point of access will be a 24/7, 365-day service. 

Tel - 01282 805989

For Blackburn with Darwen patients, please continue to liaise with the Blackburn with Darwen HUB on - 01254 612800

The integrated community teams operate a service 24 hours per day, 365 days per year.