The district nursing service offers a comprehensive portfolio of
nursing, healthcare and case management services to housebound
patients (in your own home or residential nursing home) requiring
nursing support in the community 24 hours a day, 365 days a
In response to identified health needs, the service offers nursing
treatments, disease prevention, promotion of health, independence
and self-care. This is achieved through the provision of
appropriately trained and qualified health professionals (district
nurses, community staff nurses and health care assistants) who have
close links to a variety of other services and agencies including
Community Matrons, Tissue Viability, Continence service, Macmillan,
Home loans equipment service, GP practices and social care
Some examples of the services provided.
District nursing services are provided on the basis of the
health needs of those registered with GP practices within
County Durham and Darlington, including evening and overnight
service. The service will also provide care to patients for whom
the GP is willing to accept responsibility for medical care.
Location of service delivery.
The service will normally be provided in the patient's own home or
residential nursing homes with team bases in the following
Durham & Chester le Street
Durham - Dales
Easington (Whitehouse Business Park, Traynor Way, Peterlee, SR8
Contact telephone numbers
Mon to Sun including Bank
Single Point of Access Patient
Line 0191 3337195
08:00 - 20:00
How long will you have to wait?
What are the expectations of you as a patient?
'The treatment I have received from all the staff has been
excellent and could you extend my thanks to them all. A very
thankful and relieved patient'.
Patient, Dermatology Outpatients Department, University Hospital
of North Durham