Our Community Nursing team works jointly with a patients’ GP and other health care professionals to deliver care and treatment in a patients’ home, or residential care home, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
The main areas the team work in are:
- Palliative and end of life care;
- Wound care and pressure ulcers;
- Long term conditions e.g. diabetes;
- Continence care.
Who are we?
The Community Nursing team includes: a Team Manager, Community Nursing Sisters, Community Staff Nurses, Health Care Assistants and Assistant Practitioners.
The team also works with GPs, social workers and other services including: Community Matrons, Tissue Viability, Continence, Podiatry, Speech and Language, Community Rehabilitation, Occupational therapy, Physiotherapy, Mental Health, Psychology and Specialist Palliative Care.,
Who do we visit?
The team visits housebound people over the age of 18, who require nursing care and who meet the following criteria:
- Registered with a Coventry GP;
- Housebound due to health conditions;
- Housebound due to transport requirements, where a delay in treatment would result in a deterioration of health;
- Have a specific nursing need;
- Have a clinical need that requires the treatment to be delivered in their home;
- Requires non-urgent nursing care, intervention in their own home, or appropriate community setting;
- Diagnosed with a terminal illness and/or are in the terminal phase of their illness and require a community nursing assessment.
How do I contact the service?
Referrals to the service are via the Central Booking Service and can be made by GPs or other health professionals, hospitals and the patient, their carers or relatives.
Central Booking Service
Telephone: 0300 200 0011
(8am – 8pm, seven days a week)
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