02 / 12 / 2019
Around two-thirds of nurses in Wales work in the community in a variety of roles and settings, including clinics and health centres to residential accommodation and patients’ own homes. Community nurses help meet the needs of elderly, disabled or vulnerable patients who may not be able to easily visit a hospital, as well as adults and young people living with complex conditions. Community nursing teams act as a valuable link between acute services and primary care and promote independent living.
This briefing has been produced for Assembly Members in preparation for the plenary debate on the Health, Social Care and Sport Committee’s report on community and district nursing services taking place on Wednesday, 4th December 2019.