Our District Nursing teams help to improve peoples health by providing high quality nursing care, based on your needs, in community settings.

Our District Nursing service provides:

  • Nursing procedures including wound dressing or giving injections.
  • Palliative care and end of life care. At the end of life, you and your family have the re-assurance that our district nursing service is committed to supporting you throughout this time and to achieving a peaceful and dignified death.
  • Support and advice on health care, long-term conditions and preventing ill health.
  • Advice and information on a range of health issues.

As well as providing direct care, your district nurse also have a teaching role. They will work closely with you to enable you to care for yourself or with your family members teaching them how to care for you.

Our district nursing service frequently acts in a co-ordination role with a variety of different agencies and professional groups. Whilst supporting existing carers the service works to ensure you receive appropriate timely care.

Opening hours

This service is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. 365 days a year.

Our hours of work are:

Bradford: 8am – 4.30pm
Airedale: 8am – 8pm
Out of hours: 5pm – 8am

How can you access this service?

Your GP will be able to refer you to our district nursing service. Your district nursing team can be contacted by calling the single point of access team on Bradford 01274 256131.

Where is the district nursing service delivered?

We support people in their own homes across Bradford, Airedale, Wharfedale and Craven.

District nurses Ruth Hargreaves, Sarah Horsfall and Michelle Sunter give important health messages to help you stay well this winter. Including importance of the flu vaccine, keeping warm, shutting windows on a night and if you are a carer looking after yourselves too.

If you’re interested in a career in community nursing this video, produced in partnership by Health Education England and The Queen’s Nursing Institute will inform you about the huge range of vital work district nurses carry out with patients in the community every single day. It highlights the roles of several nurses, the settings in which they work and the complexities of care provided.

If you’re considering working with Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust, please take a look here at the support and development opportunities we offer, and some of our nurses’s experiences of working with us.

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