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District Nursing

The District Nursing Service operates 7 days a week from 8.00 am to 8.00 pm and offers a wide range of nursing care. They also provide an out of hours on call service from 8.00pm to 8.00am.

Teams of District Nurses are based in local communities across the Island:

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The District Nursing service offers an open referral system to allow patients/carers to self refer and any health or social care professional to refer a person for assessment and where appropriate care provision.

Referrals are accepted for people who are:

  • housebound for either physical or psychological reasons
  • where they have a nursing need that requires a home visit
  • where their treatment is more appropriately carried out at home or in a specialist clinic.

West and Central Locality
Covering Cowes, Newport, Freshwater areas

Newport Team based at St. Mary's Hospital – telephone: 01983 534323

North East Locality
Covering Ryde, East Cowes area

Based in Ryde - telephone 01983 552533

Southwight Locality
Covering Sandown, Shanklin, Ventnor areas

Based at The Barracks, Sandown – telephone: 01983 534050.

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