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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West and Central Locality

  • Cowes Medical Centre Newport team St Marys Hospital (Telephone: 01983 290970)
  • Newport team St Marys Hospital (Telephone: 01983 534323)
  • Brookside Health Centre Freshwater (Telephone: 01983 754895)

North East Locality

  • East Cowes Health Centre (Telephone: 01983 552533)
  • Tower House Ryde - covering all four Ryde GP Practices (Telephone: 01983 552533)

Southwight Locality

  • Neighbourhood Office Ventnor - covers both Ventnor Practices, Niton, Brighstone and Godshill (Telephone: 01983 854436)
  • Sandown Medical Centre - covers Sandown and Shanklin Practices (Telephone: 01983 409220)

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.

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