The Wooler/Belford district nursing team, led by Community Matron Elaine Redmond, provide skilled nursing care and advice to housebound patients, carers, residential homes and GP surgeries. They offer expert and specialist nursing care for the acutely ill, palliative (end of life) care, chronic disease monitoring and care, leg ulcer and wound management, continence management and advice, and referral to other services.
District nursing visits normally take place between 8am and 7pm and the timing of your visit will depend on the need. The nurses will arrange home visits outside these times with the out of hours team.
Your needs will be assessed and reviewed throughout the course of your treatment and you may be asked to attend the surgery treatment room to complete your treatment unless you are permanently housebound.
The District Nursing Team
- Elaine Redmond – Community Matron
- Cath Birdsall – District Nursing Sister
- Madeline Norris – Community Staff Nurse
- Susan Tait – Healthcare Assistant
From time to time you may also be visited by the district nurses based at Belford who are part of the Wooler/Belford team.
The District Nursing Team can be contacted on 01668 280040/41 or, outside normal working hours, 0300 1231931.