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Community Nursing

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Community nurses, also known as district nurses play a crucial role in the primary health care team working alongside GPs and other health care professionals. They visit housebound people in their own homes or in residential care homes, assessing the health care needs of patients, providing high quality holistic nursing care to patients who have a nursing need.

Community nurses have an important role in keeping hospital admissions and readmissions to a minimum and ensuring that patients can return to their own homes as soon as possible.

As well as providing direct patient care, community nurses also have a teaching role, working with patients, their families and carers to promote self management and independence.

Community Matrons

Community Matrons specialise in caring for older people who may have complex needs, or who have one or more long term conditions. They aim to help patients manage their health problems and so prevent unnecessary admissions to hospital. If patients are admitted to an inpatient facility they liaise with the hospital team to ensure a faster, effective discharge.

The community matron will undertake a holistic clinical assessment to identify any physical, social or emotional problems patients may have.

Community matrons work closely with GPs and other health and social care practitioners on the patient's behalf.

We have a dedicated Community Matron who supports patients and staff in Nursing Homes within the Selby and York area.

Intermediate Care Team

We provide a community-based rehabilitation service that will respond to unplanned and urgent care needs; to help support and manage care of patients enabling them to remain safely in their own home whilst preventing unnecessary  admission to hospital and facilitating early discharge from inpatient units.

Our team consists of Community Nurses,  Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists and Generic Support Workers.

There are currently teams operating in Whitby, Scarborough, Malton, Selby and York.

Our service operates seven days a week, 8am until 10pm (Selby and York)

Referrals can be made to the service via hospital staff, GPs, Community nurses and Ambulance services.

Case management

Case managers support patients with long term health conditions - liaising with community nursing teams, social services, GP practice staff, allied health professionals, community pharmacies and voluntary services. They work effectively together to improve patient's quality of life and reduce unplanned hospital admissions by supporting and encouraging patients to take a more active role in managing their illness.

Referral to the service is via GPs, hospital clinicians, community nurses, social services and voluntary services.

Tissue viability specialist nursing

The Tissue Viability Service covers all aspects of wound care and pressure ulcer prevention and management. The service is provided by specialist nurses who have extensive knowledge and expertise in this area. The service also provides leadership and education regarding clinically and cost effective tissue viability care to other health care professionals whilst developing, securing and ensuring the highest standard of patient care.

Access to the service is by referral.

Specialist cardiac rehabilitation nursing

We provide specialist advice, support and cardiac rehabilitation to patients who have suffered a heart attack and/or following heart surgery, with the aim of supporting patients to return to a full and 'normal' life.

Referrals can be made to the service via hospital staff, GPs, community nurses and patients and their families/carers.

Specialist diabetes nursing

We provide specialist diabetes education and support for adults and children with diabetes, their families, and health care professionals involved in their care, both in secondary and primary care.

Access to the service is by referral. This service is currently not available in Selby and York.

Specialist Respiratory Practitioners

Our specialist respiratory nurses give specialist advice and treatment options to improve the quality of life for patients and their families/cares living with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and other respiratory conditions to promote self management and assist in preventing unnecessary admissions to hospital. They also offer advice, education and support to other health care professionals.

They are registered general nurses who have gained additional skill and expertise in respiratory conditions. Access to the service is by referral.

Specialist Continence Advisory Service

The Specialist Continence Service comprises of a team of registered nurses and physiotherapists (Physiotherapists are not available in Selby and York) who are specialists in the treatment and management of bladder and bowel conditions . We provide services for adults running accessible clinics in local areas and providing home visits when required. Our aim is to treat and manage bladder and bowel dysfunction where possible maintaining individuals' comfort and dignity.

We provide training for community-based health and social care staff to broaden and maintain knowledge of continence care for people in their own homes and in residential care. We also act as a resource for specialist information regarding continence for all health and social care staff.

We accept referrals from people experiencing bladder and bowel problems, their families/carers, community nurses, GPs, Hopsital Doctors and nurses, Social Services, voluntary services and Care Home staff.

Continence Advisory ServiceThis service operates Monday to Friday 8.30am - 5.00pm (excluding public holidays).
Clifton Health Centre
Water Lane
York
YO30 6PS 
01904 724363 

Heart Failure Specialists Nurses

We provide specialist advice and practical support to individuals with heart failure, their families and carers, GPs and other health care professionals.

Patients can access the service via referral from their GP or hospital Consultant.

For more information about this service click here.

Selby and York Falls Prevention Service

The Falls Prevention Service will accept referrals from people who have had a fall or are at risk of falling, their families/carers, community nurses, general practitioners, hospital doctors/nurses, social services, voluntary services and residential home staff.

They are registered nurses who visit people in their own homes or in residential care homes. Falls Practitioners undertake a holistic clinical assessment to identify any physical, social or emotional problems which may affect an individual’s mobility.

Selby and York Falls Prevention Service
This service operates Monday to Friday 8.30am - 5.00pm (excluding public holidays).
 Clementhorpe Health Centre
Cherry Street
York

YO23 1AP

01904 72 4469 / 724451 

Postural stability classes

Physical activity class for older people free of charge.Designed to help with balance, mobility, stability, and confidence. Classes are held at various venues in the York and Selby area.

Contact Angie Hampton on 07944 689942.

Community nurses have an important role in keeping hospital admissions and readmissions to a minimum and ensuring that patients can return to their own homes as soon as possible.

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