District Nursing

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Available at the following locations

  • Preston
    • Chorley & South Ribble
      • Blackburn with Darwen
        This team sees people in their own homes


        The District Nursing Service is available in Blackburn with Darwen, East Lancashire and Central Lancashire.

        What we do

        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

        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.

        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)

        Southport and Formby

        Please contact District Nursing Teams in your area:

        Ainsdale Centre for Health and Wellbeing
        164 Sandbrook Road
        PR8 3RJ

        Churchtown Community Clinic
        137a Cambridge Road
        PR9 7LT

        Curzon Road Medical Practice
        5 Curzon Road
        PR8 6PL

        Formby Clinic
        Phillips Lane
        L37 4AY

        Out of Hours
        GP on Call
        Southport District General Hospital
        Town Lane
        PR8 6PN

        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

        Tel: 01772 556745

        Tel: 01772 644162

        Preston & Longridge

        Please contact District Nursing Teams in your area:

        Geoffrey Street Health Centre
        Geoffrey Street
        PR1 5NE

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

        Ashton Health Centre
        Peddars Lane

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

        Longridge Hospital
        St. Wilfreds Terrace

        7.45am to 3.45pm
        Tel: 01772 777323

        Brookfield Clinic
        Croasdale Avenue
        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 

        Additional Resources:

        Preston & Longridge Blood Clinic Timetable pdf icon

        Preston & Longridge Drop In Treatment Rooms Timetables pdf icon


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