District Nursing Service – Wigan Borough

District NursingDescription of service

District Nurses provide a 24 hour nursing service over 365 days a year providing nursing care and treatments to patients in their own homes to include residential homes.

They provide care to patients who have a short term nursing needs, require nursing care following a hospital discharge, have a long term condition or a terminal illness.

They also operate treatment rooms for patients who are able to leave their home and for whom it is clinically appropriate to do so.

District Nurses work in partnership with patients, carers, GP’s, Hospitals, Specialist Nurses, Community Matrons, Macmillan Nurses, Social Care Teams and all other Allied Health Professional to  help you to live as independently as possible.

Following a referral, your District Nurse will undertake an assessment to discuss your needs and agree a care plan with you.

Who can access the service?

Adults who are registered with a Wigan Borough GP.

How can people access the service?

The service can be accessed 24 hours a day.

This may be by self referral, or a referral from the GP, other allied health professional, social services, hospital, hospice or voluntary agencies.

Where is the service offered?

Teams are based across Wigan Borough in the following locations:


Ashton Team: 01942 483034

Golborne Team: 01942 483661

Hindley Team: 01942 482311

Platt Bridge Team: 01942 482311


Grasmere and Leigh Team: 01942 481878

Atherton Team: 01942 481007

Tyldesley Team: 01942 481007


Wigan and Standish and Shevington Team: 01942 482100

Worsley Mesnes and Longshoot Team: 01942 481477

Pemberton and Orrell Team: 01942 481967

Contact details

Via the above numbers between the hours of 9am to 5pm from Monday to Friday.

At weekends via the numbers above between the hours of 9am to 5pm.

Between the hours of 5pm and 8am please contact the District Nursing Out of Hours Service on 01942 481155.

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