District Nurse Services
If you are a Stockport Resident or registered with a Stockport GP you can make use of the District Nurse Treatment Room Service. The service provides treatment and advice in ten centres across Stockport.
Wound care, removal of stitches or clips following surgery or emergency treatment at the hospital, management of urinary catheters and ear care are offered in the treatment
To make an appointment call 0161 426 9636 9.30-16.00, Monday to Friday
Click here to download a patient leaflet
The nurse will assess your wounds, treat them appropriately, and provide you with the necessary dressings. The nurse will refer you to other services when needed. In the case of lower leg injuries which are slow to heal this will involve referral to the leg ulcer service.
Stockport does not offer routine ear irrigation for the removal of ear wax. If ear wax is causing you to have hearing loss you should use ear drops to soften the wax for three weeks. Your pharmacist will recommend suitable drops. You can also pick up the leaflet ‘Caring for Your Ears’ from your GP surgery or local clinic.
If hearing is still affected after three weeks of using drops you may need to have your ears irrigated by a treatment room nurse. The nurse will make an assessment and advise you of the best course of action.
Emergency first aid is not available if you have experienced an animal bite, have fallen and injured yourself, have splinters or other foreign bodies which need removing.
Please arrive in good time for your appointment and be sure to inform us if you find that you can’t attend.
District Nurse care to patients at home is normally at the request of the doctor or hospital.