District Nurses take care of people in the community rather than in hospitals. Typically, they will visit patients in their homes or residential care homes.
For patients who have physical disabilities or life-limiting illnesses and their families, District Nurses are an essential source of support. Their clinical skills provide people with vital care that aims to help people live as independently as possible.
District Nurses also offer rehabilitation, continence and wound care services, in addition to palliative care and helping people with long-term conditions.
District Nursing teams work in partnership with GP practices and hospitals.
Contacting the District Nurse Team:
Newcastle: 0191 282 3664
Gateshead: 0191 440 3872