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District nursing: how to launch and maintain a successful night service

A community night nursing service is helping ease pandemic pressures on a local healthcare system

A community night nursing service is helping ease pandemic pressures on a local healthcare system

Our new community night nursing service is playing a vital role in supporting acute care colleagues through COVID-19.

These fantastic night nurses are helping more people stay out of hospital, facilitating early discharges and supporting patients to remain at home, at a time of unprecedented strain on the healthcare system.

With nearly 40 years’ experience as a nurse, I’m clinical lead for a new night nursing service that started last September as part of a community service contract between Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust and Virgin Care , my employer.

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