Main telephone number:
020 8401 3000

Community District Nursing

District nursing teams provide high quality nursing care at home for adults who are sick or have a disability or long-term health condition. They work closely with GPs and social services to plan care tailored to meet the individual patient’s health needs.

Access to the district nursing service is through the family doctor (GP), hospital staff or other health or social care professionals.

District nurses provide the following services:-

  • Management of long term conditions
  • Post operative, traumatic and chronic wound management
  • End of life care 
  • Continuing care assessment
  • Specialist nursing equipment for patients with nursing needs
  • Diagnostic tests and screening
  • Intravenous medication therapy
  • Patient education and health promotion- teaching patients and carers to gain skills to promote self care and to aid recovery from illness. 
  • Medicines management, for example teaching self administration of Insulin
  • Nutritional monitoring and management 
  • Continence management

The service is for patients aged 18 years and over that meet the following criteria:

  • The patient MUST be registered with a Croydon GP (permanent or temporary)
  • The patient’s care needs MUST be health related and require nursing intervention, for example post operative care or wound management.
  • The patient is housebound and has nursing needs.





What do I do if I haven’t received my appointment yet?

Contact your GP or Hospital who referred you to the District Nursing Service.

What do I do if I want to change or cancel an appointment?

Contact the District Nursing office that contacted you to make the first appointment.

What should I make available for my appointment?

Any supplies / dressings / letters provided to you by a Hospital or GP

What time should I expect the nurse to arrive for my appointment?

The District Nursing Team will contact the patient with a visit slot and will aim to be with the patient within one hour either side of the slot.

Contact Us

General enquiries:

Call the senior administrator for District Nursing on 020 8714 2543

District nursing services based at:

Norbury Health Centre
2B Pollards Hill North
Norbury SW16 4NL
Telephone: 020 8714 2900
Fax: 020 8714 2901

Woodside Health Centre ( Clusters 2 and 3)
3 Enmore Road
South Norwood SE25 5NT
Telephone: 020 8274 6900
Fax: 020 8662 0170

Waddon Clinic
1A Coldharbour Road
Croydon CR0 4DY
Telephone: 020 8714 2830
Fax: 020 8686 3330

Purley Community Health Clinic
62 Whytecliffe Road North
Purley CR8 2AR
Telephone: 020 8714 2750
Fax: 020 8714 2797

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Important information for all patients and visitors

Visitors Guide

Outpatient Guide

Inpatient Guide

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