Vicky, a former district nurse
, and grandmother-of-three said: "District nurses
are highly qualified and are trained in a wide range of skills, enabling them to provide expert holistic care for patients who remain in their own homes.
Sue decided to train as a district nurse
at Liverpool University.
The number of district nurses
is also low, and the Queen's Nursing Institute stated that this will make it difficult to provide patients with care at home.
have a key role in caring in a wide range of non-hospital settings
can do three to five of these a day, and each can take over an hour to complete.
Let's be clear: the number of district nurses
in Wales has fallen to its lowest level in six years; last year, there were 412 district nurses
working in Wales, down 42% from 712 in 2009.
must be qualified, registered and undertake further training.
People can access district nurses
out of hours directly by calling Northern Doctors Urgent Care or they can be referred to the service by their GP or a health or social care professional.
Margaret Brown, 58, who has breast cancer, says district nurses
have been a "godsend".
were wonderful and gave their best attentions at all times.
KIRKLEES residents now have one telephone number to call for district nurses
Figures revealed after a Freedom of Information request by prospective parliamentary candidate for the Vale of Clwyd Matt Wright show a significant drop in the number of district nurses
from 61 in 2004 to 40 at the beginning of 2009.