District Nurses are registered nurses with a BSc/BA degree in community health care. They provide a service for all age groups in the community and have contact with patients at home, in local authority homes, GP surgeries and clinics.
The district nursing team can:
•Assess patient needs and identify problems.
•Plan nursing care with the patient and carer.
•Implement care – delivers care as planned and can refer to appropriate agencies.
•Evaluate care – ensures goals are achieved and change care if goals are not met OR new problems presented.
The district nurses meet with the rest of the multidisciplinary team each morning to discuss concerns, share practice and ensure that patients receive good continuation of care.
Health visitors are specialist nurses who make a significant contribution to the health and wellbeing of children and families. They work in the community providing a proactive and universal service to families with young children.
They visit families with children under the age of five to give children the best possible start in life. They also aim to tackle health inequalities and deprivation that leads to children and families becoming vulnerable and at-risk.
Community services contact details
To get in touch with the district nurses or the health visitors, please call 01324 482354 or visit the health board reception in Grangemouth Health Centre.