Hillingdon District Nursing Service supports adult patients who are housebound by providing nursing care in their own homes and/or other community settings.

Hillingdon District Nursing Service provides:

  • Palliative care
  • Wound care
  • Advice on how to maintain a healthy lifestyle
  • Assessment of equipment needs
  • Administration of non-oral medication
  • Catheter care

The service will see any patient over the age of 18 with a nursing need, who is unable to attend their general practitioner (GP) surgery provided they:

  • Live in Hillingdon (except patients registered with a Harrow GP who live within one mile of the Hillingdon / Harrow border)
  • Are registered with a  Hillingdon GP and live in Harrow / Hounslow but within one mile of the border
  • Are registered with a Hillingdon GP and live anywhere in Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Hertfordshire

Please contact the District Nursing Team if you are unsure whether a potential referral meets these criteria.

Anyone can make a referral but the team will need to know some medical history, so we recommend making a referral through a GP or another healthcare professional.

New referrals should be made between 8am to 4.55pm, Monday to Friday by contacting the Referral Centre: telephone 01895 486127 or fax 01895 625268.

Download the 01895 234 001 or fax 01895 674606

The service accepts self referrals.

The service operates 365 days a year, from 08:00 to 00.30.

The service is based at eight clinics across the London Borough of Hillingdon.

To cancel a visit, please telephone the 24-hour message service on 01895 234001, or leave a message for your allocated district nursing team.

If you need help in a crisis, please do the following

  • Contact the CNWL service looking after you during their office hours
  • If the crisis is during when your service is closed, there are alternative options provided by the NHS found on this page.
  • If you are not already being looked after by CNWL or elsewhere within the NHS, see your GP during normal working hours as they can then refer you to a local service.

Find your closest GP on NHS Choices.