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District Nursing Service – Evenings and Nights

The Evening and Night District Nursing Service delivers holistic and quality assured nursing care to those aged 16 and above living in Manchester, to ensure that patients and their carers are able to maximise their independence and remain at home whenever possible.

We work to prevent hospital admissions, to support early discharge from hospital, to allow patients to die in their own home when this is their preferred place to die, and to receive nursing care in their own home, including residential homes when this is required.


We operate an open referral system providing 'out of hours' home community nursing care to those aged 16 and above and resident in Manchester and those registered with previous fund holding GP practices living outside the Manchester boundary.

To refer, complete a Contact Assessment form and fax to 0161 881 2237 or by telephone on 0161 701 0886 (answer machine). The team work between the hours of 17.30-08.00


Manchester Royal Infirmary

Oxford Road


M13 9WL


17:00hrs - 08:00hrs

Contact Details:

Tel: 0161 701 0886 or via Radio Room after 17:00hrs - 0161 701 5155

Fax: 0161 701 0887

Additional Support:

Covering all of Central Manchester, the Evening Service and is led and managed by an experienced District Nurse Assessor and consists of three teams of two staff, one RGN (Nurse) working with a Health Care Support Worker, between the hours of 17:00hrs until 23:00hrs. The Overnight Service is managed by one team including an experienced District Nurse Assessor and Health Care Support Worker from 22:30hrs until 08:00hrs for 365 days of the year.

We provide a range of nursing care packages that offer a health promoting and educating, curative, restorative, supporting and or palliative function personalised to meet the health needs of each individual and their carers and family.

We place the patient at the centre of the care planning and decision making process using a single assessment process and the patient held Manchester Adult Record to support this process.

We work in close partnership with GP practices and the Out of Hours GP Service, secondary care, community services, the Local Authority and others to meet the nursing needs of adults in Manchester. We also provide educational placements for other health care professionals, including both pre and post registration nurses.

We liaise closely with the Day District Nursing Teams to provide a seamless District Nursing Service.


District Nurse teams include.

Band 7  Team Leader

Band 7 District Nurses

Band 5 Community Staff Nurses

Band 2 Support Worker

Band 7 and Band 6 nurses have a Community Specialist Practitioner Qualification In District Nursing