There for you in times of acute or chronic illness

At Family Nursing & Home Care, we believe that health and wellbeing are the key factors in determining an individual’s happiness and quality of life.

Our Adult Nursing Team consists of a group of highly skilled District Nurses and Senior Health Care Assistants. They are specially trained to help care for you and your loved ones in times of acute or chronic illness, either in the comfort of your own home or at our purpose-built District Nursing Clinic.

We understand that many people prefer to be treated, where possible, within the security and comfort of their own home. Illness can often leave people housebound and in need of specific, tailored treatments, which is why our Adult Nursing Team is here to help during the most challenging times.

For those who need Adult Nursing support but do not require home visits, we have set up our own specialist District Nursing Clinic. This facility has allowed the team to expand the reach of its services, providing District Nursing support to more mobile patients as well as the most vulnerable members of our community.

For more information please call 443603.

District Nurse Procedure for Visitors to the Island

  • Who can access Adult Nursing Services?
  • Do I have pay for this service?
  • What types of treatment can the District Nurses undertake in my home?
  • What is the District Nursing Clinic?
  • If I / a loved one, has a long-term illness, can FNHC’s District Nursing team provide on-going support?
  • How do I access these services? Will I be referred by my GP or the hospital?

Anyone over the age of 18 with a nursing need for the service.

There is no charge for District Nursing but patients do have to pay for some ‘consumables’ such as dressings and some syringes.

We help with a wide range of nursing support including, help changing dressings, catheterisations, support with medication, pain relief and injections.

The clinic is for patients who are more mobile and able to attend a clinic rather than having to be seen at home.

 

We currently have clinics at New Era and Bethlehem Chapel in St Marys. Open from 8.30am-5pm and Saturday mornings at New Era.

 

A referral to these clinics is the ONLY way to access this service.

Yes, we work with a multi-disciplinary team including GPs and hospital Consultants to manage ‘packages of care’ for those who need it.

We only accept referrals to our District Nursing team from another professional which could include the following

 

  • Primary Care (GPs, Practice Nurses, Pharmacists, Dentists, Optometrists)
  • Adult and Older Adult Social Workers
  • Hospital anyone, e.g. physios, OTs
  • Specialist Community Nurses
  • Mental Health Services
  • Therapists working in the Community
  • Homecare Providers who are on the Approved Provider Framework
  • Rapid Response and Reablement Team
  • Hospice
  • Voluntary and Community Sector organisations
  • Residential and Nursing Homes
  • Housing
  • Environmental Health
  • Public Health