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District nurses assess, plan and manage the care of sick and disabled patients of all ages in the patient's own home (when housebound), general practices and residential nursing homes and also provide support for their carers.
Individual care is planned, and advice on further help or services is given including health education. Anyone at home can self-refer to this service. They have a close liaison with the Hospital, GPs, the local hospice and other specialised services.
They administer drugs, give injections, dress wounds, take blood samples and give personal care.
The district nurses are in regular contact with the Practice and messages may be left with the Practice Receptionists.