Specialist Teams

Specialist teams usually include a range of healthcare professionals and are designed to support and compliment community nursing services in treating specific conditions or situations.

Specialist nurses not only have general nursing background but also specialised knowledge and skills to deal with chronic disease management eg Diabetes, COPD, Heart Failure.

  • Community Diabetes Specialist Teams
    this multidisciplinary team provide specialist care, treatment, support and education to patients with diabetes and their carers. This includes vulnerable adults, people with learning disabilities who have diabetes and those health workers involved with their care provision.
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  • Community Specialist Oncology and Palliative Care Team
    this team supports and compliments the core community services to provide a specialist service to patients and families who are experiencing and managing complex needs as a result of cancer and non-cancer conditions.
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  • Respiratory Team
    The Community Respiratory nursing team provides care for adult respiratory patients within north and west Belfast. COPD is the primary condition treated by the team other conditions include Pulmonary Fibrosis, Chronic Asthma and Bronchiectisis.  The service aims to provide evidence based care for respiratory patients in their own homes and at clinics.
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  • Heart Failure Nursing Service
    this service is available to patients with a diagnosis of heart failure who are experiencing difficulties and require a home visit.
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  • Community Nurse In Reach
    this teams work includes preventing unnecessary admission to Hospital, facilitating early enhanced hospital discharge and acting as a resource to the hospital staff on the menu of services available in the community.

    The patients most likely to benefit from the work of the Community Inreach Team are those requiring intravenous therapy or fluids, palliative care patients and enhanced recovery for colorectal and breast patients.
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