District nurse numbers under pressure

District nurse numbers under pressure
 

District nurses play a vital role in keeping patients out of hospital by providing care in their own homes, but official figures show their numbers have nearly halved since 2010.
In the Seacroft area of Leeds, community matron Temba Ndirigu is driving to see his first patient of the day.
He pulls up in front of a semi-detached house and calls out a cheery "Hello!" as he steps through the front door.
In a front room converted into a bedroom, he finds Maurice Welbourn and his wife Nora.
Maurice has suffered a stroke, throat cancer, diabetes and has liver problems, all of which have... read more

 
20 November 2017 in Regional, Views: 48
Source: BBC
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