The District Nursing service delivers holistic quality assured nursing care to those aged 16 and over living in Manchester to ensure that patients and their carers are able to maximise their independence and to remain at home whenever possible. We provide a wide range of nursing care packages that offer a health promoting and educating, curative, restorative, supporting and or palliative function personalised to meet the health needs of each individual and their carers and family.
The District Nursing Service operates an open referral system and is the main provider of domiciliary community nursing care to adults in Manchester to prevent hospital admissions, to support early discharge from hospital, to allow patients to die at home when this is their preferred place to die and to receive nursing care in their own home including residential homes or a clinic setting.
Referrals can be made via fax and telephone (both answer machine and team phone for urgent referrals).
Gorton South Neighbourhood Office
Moss Side Health Centre
Chorlton Health Centre
The District Nursing Service is available 365 days per year, from 8.00am until 5.30pm, and is supported by the District Nursing Evening and Night Service in Ward 30 in MRI from 5.00 pm until 8.00 am.
Gorton South Neighbourhood Office: 0161 227 3094
Vallance Centre: 0161 274 1563/1561
Moss Side Health Centre: 0161 232 4232
Chorlton Health Centre: 0161 860 2923
Evening and Night Service (5.00pm – 8.00am): 0161 701 0886
District Nurse teams include.
Band 7 Team Leader
Band 6 District Nurses
Band 5 Community Staff Nurses
Band 4 Assistant Practitioner
Band 3 Support Worker
Band 7 and Band 6 nurses have a Community Specialist Practitioner Qualification In District Nursing
Palliative care and management of symptom control
Skin care and pressure area management
Diabetes care and management of associated complications
COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
Neurological and degenerative conditions
Post-operative wound care
Acute (post-operative) and chronic eye conditions
The District Nursing Service places the patient at the centre of the care planning and decision making process using a single assessment process. The District Nursing Service works in close partnership with GP practices, secondary care, community services, the Local Authority and others to meet the nursing needs of adults in Manchester. Also providing educational placements for other health care professionals, including both pre and post registration nurses.
We provide nursing care to patients in their own home who are unable to access a treatment room, or require nursing care that is most appropriately delivered in their own home. Care packages include:
- Palliative care and symptom control
- Rapid response assessments
- Nursing assessments, for CHC, funded nursing care or residential care
- Medication administration eg. oral, eye, via gastrostomy tubes, injection, central lines.
- Acute (post-operative) and chronic eye conditions
- Diabetes care
- Urological conditions, including catheter care, continence promotion.
- Gastrointestinal problems e.g. support with stoma care, gastrostomy feeding regimes and medications