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The service provides scheduled/planned care to house bound patients who have complex nursing needs.
The primary purpose of community nursing is to provide holistic health needs assessment for patients, families and carers.
Community nurses provide skilled clinical judgement to enable patients to improve, maintain or manage their health problems, in order to achieve the best possible quality of life. The service also supports and manages end of life pathways.
The service offers:
The below list is not exhaustive.
The service is divided into five localities across Bedfordshire. Teams are located within a number of different bases across the county.
Referrals can be accepted from the following:
Acute hospital / hospice
Allied health professionals
Social services / social workers
Self referrals from patients and carers