The district nursing team are employed by The Ipswich Hospital and are based at Ravenswood Medical practice.
Our main aim is to provide skilled nursing care to patients who are truly housebound e.g. cannot go out shopping, go to the hairdresser or to bingo etc.
This includes managing chronic illness, such as diabetes, palliative/terminal care, leg ulcer management, venepuncture, continence care, pressure area care, support and advice and health promotion.
Our service provides evidence based care, promoting independence where possible. We work closely with the GPs and attached health professionals to provide a holistic service to our patients.
Referrals to the district nursing team service are made via the Care Coordination Centre. All referrals to the team can be made by GPs, hospitals, social services, work colleagues, patients, relatives, or carers.
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Health Visiting Team for Ravenswood Medical Practice area.
East Ipswich Health Visiting Team are based at Gainsborough Clinic, Clapgate Lane, Ipswich IP3 0LS Telephone: 01473 275808