District Nursing

 

District Nurses provide high quality care to people in their own homes (or in residential care homes). Many people seen by a District Nurse will have complex needs and District Nurses are equipped with the knowledge and clinical skills needed to provide care in the community.

District Nurses typically care for people who have recently been discharged from hospital, are terminally ill or have a long-term physical health condition that requires ongoing care. These people are mostly elderly, although can be aged 18 and above. The patients seen by District Nurses are either housebound or it is clinically appropriate to see them at home.

District Nurses can also provide a response when a specific health intervention is needed to ensure that a person’s short-term health needs are met, or a sudden health crisis is managed.

As well as providing direct patient care, District Nurses  work with patients and other health and social care agencies to promote independence and support patients to manage their own condition. They also work with family members and advise them on how best to give care to their relative.

You can be referred to a District Nurse by a GP, social worker or other healthcare professional. You can also self-refer by using the contact details below.

Out of Hours

If you have an urgent medical problem that means you need to see a doctor after GP surgeries are closed or outside the normal working hours of a District Nurse, please telephone NHS111.

What our patients have said about us:

"I found the staff kind, helpful and a pleasure to have in my home."

Contact details

BARROW

(For patients from the following GP surgeries: Risedale, Liverpool House, Atkinson Health Centre, Abbey Road Surgery, Hartington Street Practice)

Abbey Healthcare & Risedale Surgery District Nursing Team
2 Fairfield Lane
LA13 9AH
Tel: 01229 402556

Bridgegate & Norwood District Nursing Team
2 Fairfield Lane
LA13 9AH
Tel: 01229 402550

Duke Street & Walney District Nursing Team
2 Fairfield Lane
LA13 9AH
Tel: 01229 484099

Dalton District Nursing Team
Dalton Clinic
Dowdales Grounds
Dalton
LA15 8AQ
Tel: 01229 407788

Millom District Nursing Team
Millom Community Hospital
Lapstone Road
Millom
LA18 4BY
Tel: 01229 402608

SOUTH LAKES

Grange District Nursing Team
New Grange Clinic
Hampsfield Road
Grange
LA11 6BE
Tel: 015395 33760

Kendal District Nursing Team
Garburn House
Kendal
LA9 7RG
Tel: 01539 715200

Lunesdale District Nursing Team
Lunesdale Surgery
Kirkby Lonsdale
LA6 2HQ
Tel: 015242 71487/79176

Milnthorpe District Nursing Team
Park View Surgery
Haverflatts Lane
Milnthorpe
LA7 7PS
Tel: 01539 777295/65794

Sedbergh District Nursing Team
Sedbergh Medical Centre
LA10 5DL
Tel: 015396 718191/21690

Ulverston District Nursing Team
Ulverston Community Health Centre
LA12 7BT
Tel: 01229 484020/484021

Windermere & Ambleside District Nursing Team
Windermere Business Centre
Old Field Court
Windermere
LA23 2HJ
Tel: 01539 718142


Updated March 2019

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