Community Nursing Services

In light of the current Coronavirus pandemic, the way we deliver care through our Health Visiting Service is changing. Read more information about this adapted service.

Community and District Nursing


The Aneurin Bevan University Health Board Community Nursing Service is central to providing high quality, comprehensive and accessible general nursing services to patients who are either temporarily or permanently housebound.  Services will be delivered through clearly defined packages of care within the community setting.

You can expect care from knowledgeable, highly skilled and approachable professionals providing quality, planned care whilst respecting your confidentiality, dignity, multicultural and religious beliefs. 

Your Community Nursing Team will work in partnership with patients, families, primary care teams and other professionals to provide a patient centred holistic approach to your nursing care.

The Community Nurse will work closely with you, the patient, to produce individualised plans of care, sharing information and empowering you, the patient, to live as independent as possible within the community setting. The Community Nurse will review your care plans regularly and as your condition improves, ongoing care may be provided at the surgery by the Practice Nurse or in a specialist clinic. 

When you are no longer housebound you will be expected to make arrangements to receive care from the Practice Nurse.

How do I access Community Nursing Team services?


You can self-refer to the Community Nursing Team or be referred by your family, carer, GP, Hospital, Practice Nurse or other social or health care professional. 

You can contact the Community Nursing team on 01495 745656, selecting option 1 for district nursing service and selecting the appropriate option for your area of residency.

Once referred to the service a registered nurse will triage the referral as: 

  • Immediate response - within 2 hours
  • Non urgent - 1 to 2 days
  • Routine – normally within 5 working days

Please note: ‘We are not an emergency or 999 service’


What is a Health Visitor?

 
Health Visitors are part of community health services and work in locally-based teams.  Midwives, Health Visitors and School Nurses support the well-being of all children throughout their growing years. Health Visitors are qualified nurses, experienced in child health, working with a focus on health promotion with our medical, social, education and voluntary services.

The aim of the health visiting teams are for children and their families to lead healthy lives, both physically and emotionally and promote the health of the whole community.

Every family with children under five years old has a named Health Visitor, who can advise parents/carers on a wide variety of health and social issues.
 

Flying Start

All parents and children in Wales have a named Health Visitor we call this generic health visiting and it is a universal service for all.  Families living in some areas can also receive Flying start programmes of care with extra visiting and health promotion schemes.
 

Families First

Families First projects work closely with Health Visitors to support families working closely with other agencies in your area.


Child Health Clinics

Clinics are held in venues all over our 5 boroughs. Health visiting teams can advise and support with any wellbeing issue.
 

Health Visiting in Aneurin Bevan University Health Board

View the following video which tells you why it's a privilege to be a Health Visitor in Aneurin Bevan University Health Board.