Our community nursing services are provided by teams of community based registered nurses and health care support workers led by qualified district nurses, providing both assessment and care management for people that need unscheduled, long or short term care, as well as palliative and terminal care. This is provided principally within the patient’s own home (which includes residential care settings) or where it is most appropriate, based on service provision/clinical judgement.
The service promotes healthier lifestyles, physical, psychological and social wellbeing, encouraging and supporting people with disability and chronic conditions to live as independently as possible.
Services provided include:
- Palliative and terminal care;
- Wound care management;
- Complex needs assessment;
- Pressure damage care management;
- Continence and catheter care;
- Leg ulcer clinics.
Within the Tywi, Taf and Teifi area we currently have a number of clinical nurse specialist (CNS), nurse practitioner (NP) and advanced nurse practitioner (ANP) roles working in community settings with the aim of optimising care management, admission avoidance and facilitating discharge in specific patient areas/specialities which include:
- Heart Failure;
- Chronic conditions;
- Palliative care;
- Complex wounds and leg ulcer management;