What we do
Our District Nursing service provides direct care in a patients’ home.
District Nurses help manage a patient’s condition effectively at home, offering treatment, advice and support in a bid to avoid the need for unnecessary hospital admissions or A&E attendances.
They also work closely with other healthcare professionals such as GPs, social care and voluntary groups to provide patient care and support.
Who is it for?
Our District Nursing service is for people who are unable to attend a healthcare premise to receive treatment (patients who are housebound).
The service provides care for the residents of Rhondda, Cynon, Taff and Merthyr Tydfil who are aged 18 years and above.
Our District Nursing service also supports patients when they are being discharged from hospital to allow them to return home swiftly and safely.
Can anyone use the service?
Use of this service is by referral and all referrals are assessed to ensure that they are suitable.
24 hours a day
What to expect
District Nurses provide:
- Health and well-being support to help patients live independently and cope with a chronic illness or disease
- Nursing assessments to assess eligibility for continuing health care funding
- Information and support to families and signposting to further information if needed
- Assessment, management and prevention of leg ulcers
- Continence and management of incontinence information
- Pain management and symptom control in palliative and terminal care and in chronic disease management
- Support for other specialist nursing care where patients may have complex care needs e.g. tracheotomy
- Education in self-medication