district nurse

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district nurse

(in Britain) a nurse employed within the National Health Service to attend patients in a particular area, usually by visiting them in their own homes
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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.
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.
District nurses have a key role in caring in a wide range of non-hospital settings
District nurses 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.
District nurses 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".
District nurses 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.
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