District Nursing

Our district nurses work seven days a week, 365 days a year and are accessible 24 hours a day providing care to vulnerable and housebound people within their own home or home environment. Each GP practice has an identified District Nursing team.

The Liverpool and Sefton district nurses:

  • Manage and deliver care to patients with complex health needs
  • Support and advice to patients and their carers in relation to their ongoing treatment
  • Wound management including leg ulcers
  • Palliative care for the terminally ill and care of the dying
  • Bereavement support
  • Health promotion for individuals, carers and communities
  • Referral to other services if required via virtual ward, eg social services, occupational therapy
  • There is a continuation of services through the night. 

Referral to the service can be made through your GP. Patients need to have clear needs for skilled nursing intervention.

District Nursing Service Leaflet