The Community Nursing team visit people in their own home for nursing care, support and treatment when their health or wellbeing prevents them from attending a GP surgery or a clinic.
Each team is led by a district nurse with a specialist qualification who manages a team of registered nurses, associate practitioners and health care assistants.
We work closely with GPs, social care, local hospitals, hospices, mental health services, social prescribing, specialist nurses and therapists to help individuals to manage their own conditions and to be as independent as possible, remaining at home where ever possible.
The service is available for adults aged over 18 who are registered with a Guildford & Waverley GP and who are unable to attend a GP surgery or clinic due to their current health or wellbeing.
This include patients living in their own homes or residential homes but not nursing care homes.
This would be through referral from your GP or following a discharge from hospital.
You are able to enquire about the service by calling the Community Co-ordination Centre on 01483 362 020.
The community nursing service will visit you at home.
The community nursing service includes:
Administration of timed medication, such as insulin or intravenous antibiotics
Care and support with indwelling urinary catheters
Symptom management and support for end of life care
Assessments for long term conditions
Care and treatment of complex wounds
Pressure area (bed sore) prevention and management
Leg ulcer diagnosis treatment and management
Please share your personal details, giving your next of kin contact details and details of medication that you are on or any hospital discharge letters.
Provide the visiting community nurse with hand washing facilities and paper towels.
We work 365 days a year working from 8am – 8pm each day.
Outside of these hours please contact the Community Co-ordination Centre on 01483 362 020 to speak with a nurse to arrange a visit.
We very much value feedback from all of our patients and may ask you to complete a satisfaction questionnaire after your appointment.