District Nursing Service – St Helens

District Nursing 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 need, require nursing care following a hospital discharge, have a long term condition or a terminal illness. 

District nurses 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?

Any person over the age of 18 who is registered with a St Helens 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 St Helens Borough in the following locations:


Newton Hospital
Bradlegh Road
WA12 8RB

Telephone number:  0151 290 4807

Haydock Health Centre
Station Road
WA11 0JN

Telephone number: 01744 733501

Garswood Primary Care Centre
Billinge Road
Ashton-in Makerfield

Telephone number: 01744 621700


Lowe House
Health Care Resource Centre
Crab Street
St Helens
WA10 2DJ

Telephone number: 01744 626688


Four Acre Health Centre
Burnage Avenue
St Helens

Telephone number:  01744 819101

Out of Hours

Fingerpost Park Health Centre
Atlas Street
St Helens

Telephone number:  01744 673801

Contact details

Via the above numbers between the hours of 8.30am and 4.30pm from Monday to Friday.

At all other times including evenings, weekend and bank holidays contact the out of hours number on 01744 673801.

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