The District Nursing team consists of one qualified Community Specialist Practitioner specialising in district nursing, as well as 4 qualified staff nurses and a nursing auxiliary, however District Nurses from other surgeries often provide cover on our behalf and vice versa.
The District Nurses provide nursing care for those people who are totally housebound and they assess patients and their needs liaising with other agencies as appropriate. They also have a role in supporting and educating both patients and their carers within the community.
At The Falkland Surgery the District Nurses specialise in wound care and continence problems. As time progresses we hope that we can provide more “outreach services” to patients who truly can’t access our services at the Surgery, and if you know of anyone with serious illness who needs help then please contact them. The District Nurses are based within the Surgery and are employed by Berkshire Healthcare Foundation Trust. They are all very experienced in the care of the terminally ill and work with the doctors very closely to look after people during this difficult time.
We are now providing reviews for patients with heart disease, COPD, and diabetes who are unable to attend the relevant surgery clinics.
You can contact a member of the District Nurse Team by telephone from Monday to Friday between 8.30am and 4.00pm – 01635 292080.
The Health Visiting Team consists of 2 Health Visitors and a Nursery Nurse (located at WBCH).
Home visits are offered to new parents and their families in the 1st 6 weeks postnatally. Following that, access to baby clinics and the post natal support group is available. A developmental check is done at 8 months old and questionnaires sent at 2½ years and 3½ years old.
Other visits can be arranged by agreement between you and the Health Visitor. The Health Visitor cares for the health of the whole family.