District nurses are qualified nurses who care for patients in their own homes, as well as in health centres and GPs surgeries. They have had extra training to enable them to advise patients on nursing problems.
The district nurse will teach patients about self care and will show carers how to cope in their absence. Their duties range from dressings, injections etc. to care of the terminally ill.
District nurses based in Carden also liaise with the Direct Delivery teams who then visit housebound people who need nursing care.
The District Nurses can be contacted on 01224 846680, Monday-Friday 8.00am-4.00pm. They will check their answerphone early morning and in the afternoon - as the nurses are usually out visiting during the morning.