The Community Nurses continue to hold Nurse-led Clinics throughout the districts on the Island. Nurses offer support, advice and treatment, covering a variety of services such as specialist ‘booked appointments only’ clinics to ‘one stop’ or ‘drop in’ clinics, where no appointment is necessary.
The Community Nurses work closely with Doctors and other allied healthcare professionals in running their established clinics, enabling the general public to easily access healthcare across the Island.
At present, for the short-term there is a reduced ability to provide Doctor-led clinics, however it is expected that the service will be fully reinstated across the Island before the end of February.
The Community Nurses are pleased to announce that from 1 February the Nurse-led Diabetic Clinic will increase its operating hours from one day a week to five days a week – to be held at a variety of clinics across the Island on an ‘appointment only basis’. Diabetic patients will be invited to attend an appointment for diabetic screening and review with the Diabetic Nurse over the coming weeks. Once screening has been completed, patients will be offered a follow-up on an ‘appointment only basis’ with a new Endocrinologist Specialist Doctor arriving on-Island in late February.
The following services are available from the Community Nurses:
- Wound management and removal of sutures
- Blood taking
- Cholesterol checks
- Blood sugar testing
- Ear irrigation
- Child welfare
- Weight management
- Health checks
- Blood pressure checks
- Peak flow tests
- Spirometry tests
- Doppler tests
- ECG tests
- Well women/men checks
- Family planning
- Sexual health advice and support
- Smoking cessation
All of these services can be accessed through the Community Nurses in either a ‘one stop’ or ‘drop in’ clinic at Half Tree Hollow, Longwood and Levelwood, or from the Out-patients department and St John’s Villa in Jamestown.
Chronic Disease, Hypertension, Asthma and Diabetes management services are available on an ‘appointment only basis’.
Housebound patients requiring home visits can contact the Community Nurses at the Half Tree Hollow Clinic on tel: 23563 for support and advice.
District Clinic opening times are as follows:
Half Tree Hollow Nurse-led Clinics
Monday, Tuesday, Friday 9am-12.30pm
Longwood Nurse-led Clinics
Monday 9.30am-11am, Wednesday 9.30am-1pm
Levelwood Nurse-led Clinics
Jamestown Outpatients Nurse-led Clinics
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Morning Clinic: 8.30am -1pm Afternoon Clinic: 2pm-4pm
St John’s Villa
Monday, Wednesday Thursday, Friday between 8.30am- 9.30am
Any enquiries can be made to the Community Nurses on tel: 23563 or to Community Nursing Officer, Christine Laskey, on tel: 25189.
25 January 2017