The district nurses are part of the nursing team at the practice. They are responsible for delivering quality nursing and social care with the aim to support those patients who are housebound or medically unfit to attend the surgery. They also provide treatment room sessions during surgery hours. They also offer services of chronic disease management and palliative care within the home setting.
District nurse treatment room sessions are held in the surgery every Monday, Wednesday and Friday 09:00 – 10:00 by appointment for a range of services that include:
- Wound Management
- Nursing Assessment
- Suture and Clip removal
- Routine injections – as prescribed by a GP or Specialist
- Ear Assessement
The nurses can be contacted on 0191 2980944 (direct line) between 08:30 – 17:00. If they are out on the district a message can be left on their answer phone which will be responded to on their return to the office.
Out of hours nursing service after 17:00 (7 days a week) 0191 2700084.