Community Nursing Team

How we can help you

Community nurses visit people at home. They are able to discuss what you need and develop a health plan with you. Some of the things nurses can help with are: wound care, managing health problems such as diabetes, managing your medicines and bladder or bowel problems. They also provide care and support for people who have life threatening diseases or choose to die at home.

Nurses often work with your doctors to control sickness and pain symptoms. They can support you, your family and carers. They can also give health advice and falls prevention education, information about home-help services and health care equipment.

A community nurse can discuss ways to help you improve or cope with bowel or bladder problems. They also help people manage their urinary catheters. The appointment can be in your own home or at the hospital. For more information on continence click here.

This is a free service.

After receiving a referral a community nurse will phone you within 24 hours to arrange a time to come and visit you in your home.