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District Nursing - Stockport

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About Our Service

The District Nursing Service provides clinical assessment, interventions and care planning for patients at home or their normal place of residence, who are aged 18 years and older. The service supports and encourages people with disabilities, long-term conditions and following an acute episode of illness, to recover their health, manage own health and achieve the best possible quality of independent life. District Nursing offer expert nursing care at home to ensure patients are supported to remain in their own home for as long as possible, this will include supporting patients and families to self care e.g. self manage eye drops, injections and wound care.

A large part of the District Nursing role is in supporting patients with life limiting illness and actively supporting patients to die at home, if this is their preferred choice.

Our district nursing teams work closely with hospitals, GPs, social services and other healthcare teams involved in our patients care.  We also work closely with physiotherapists and occupational therapists, social workers, Macmillan/Marie Curie and other specialist health care professionals to provide care to meet a wide range of health care needs. 

District nurses play a vital role in keeping unnecessary hospital admissions and readmissions to a minimum, and ensuring that patients can return to their own homes as soon as possible.

The DN services covers 24 hours per day 7 days per week, 52 weeks per year.  The service is delivered from 10 neighbourhood bases through out Stockport and these bases include

  • Woodley Health Centre
  • Marple Memorial Park
  • Hazel Grove Health Clinic
  • Bramhall Health Clinic
  • Cheadle Hulme Clinic
  • Gatley Health Centre
  • Kingsgate House ENS/ONS
  • Victoria DNs, Bridgehall Community Centre
  • Heaton Central, Baker St
  • Tame Valley Team, Baker St

To contact the District Nursing Service between 8.00 and 18.00 please ring 0161 204 4777

Outside of these hours please contact the Evening or Overnight Service on 0161 204 4752

The District Nurses work closely with adult social care to provide integrated nursing services to all their patients, they also work in harmony with the  independent and voluntary providers to enhance patient experience and care.




Our Expertise

The District Nursing Services include:

  • Promoting health and well-being and patient empowerment in living independently/coping with a chronic disease
  • Undertake nursing assessments for patients in need of continuing health care funding to support long-term support and intervention
  • Providing information and support to families and carers, ensuring carer needs are also assessed and recognised and informing them of how to access support
  • Assessment, management and prevention of leg ulcers
  • Promotion of continence and the management of incontinence via the Continence Care Pathway - includes the care and management of indwelling catheters, supra-pubic and urethral catheters
  • Wound management
  • Pain management and symptom control in palliative and terminal care and chronic disease management-administering injections and medications.
  • Support the Nursing Care for patients who may have complex care needs e.g. tracheostomy care
  • Bereavement support to families and carers
  • Education in self-medication
How to Use the Service

Accessing the District Nursing Service

Referrals into the service can either be from a GP, another professional or self referrals and should be emailed to:

SPOA@stockport.nhs.uk  or telephone 0161 204 4777

All referrals received by the District Nursing Service are assessed in order to confirm and prioritise the need for District Nursing intervention and where necessary signpost people to other services they may need

Each DN team is led by a Specialist Practitioner Nurse who is a trained District Nurse and their team members consist of a skilled mix of staff from Registered Nurses, to Assistant practitioners and Health Care assistants.

The District Nursing service also provides treatment room services for those patients who are not housebound:

  •  Brinnington Health Centre
  • North Reddish Clinic
  • Heaton Moor Clinic
  • Hazel Grove Clinic
  • Shaw Heath Clinic
  • Bramhall Health Centre
  • Heald Green Health Centre
  • Marple Health Centre
  • Woodley Health Centre


In order to book an appointment patients need to telephone 0161 204 4777 



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