Specialist Nurse Vanessa
Contact: Specialist Nurse Co-ordinator Sharon Tel: 01803 315861
Tuesday and Friday 8:30-12:30
Chilcote Surgery Specialist Nurse Service aims to complement and support the services already provided by the Practice and Community Nurses. It provides a system of care for those patients with long-term illnesses who may have difficulty accessing services at the surgery, and whose needs may be more appropriately met within the home environment.
Conditions requiring special attention include:
- Coronary heart disease
- Heart problems
- Hypertension (high blood pressure)
- Stroke and TIA (mini stroke)
- Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
- Mental health problems
- Thyroid disease
- Kidney and liver disease
The Specialist Nurses visit housebound patients in their own homes or residential and nursing homes to monitor ongoing treatment and medication, and offer appropriate support to both the patients and their carers.