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District Nursing

Service Changes for COVID-19
The District Nursing Service continues to deliver core services to patients in their own homes and for those in residential care. Patients are still able to access face-to-face care, but where appropriate some activity has been replaced with telephone consultations and supporting patients/families to safely self-care with monitoring and support by a registered nurse. The District Nursing Service has now also been utilising video conferencing facilities to communicate effectively with both patients and colleagues. This is proving to be really helpful to our patients and has been extremely well-received.
All incoming referrals are being triaged for potential COVID-19-related risks and patients are being screened prior to visiting for any newly developed COVID-19 symptoms.
If you have any urgent queries relating to the provision of the District Nursing Service, please contact: 01443 444069 (Rhondda Cynon Taff and Merthyr) or 01656 753922 (Bridgend).

Our District Nursing Service provides direct care in a patient’s 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.

Opening Times
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.

Contact Us
Telephone: 01443 444069