District nursing

The district nursing service provides 24 hour care for people aged 16 and over who have an identified nursing need and who live in Barking and Dagenham. The Barking and Dagenham community nursing night service covers the district nursing service out of normal working hours.

The service is provided in the patient’s own home, or in residential care settings, with the exception of post-operative wound care clinics which are held in health clinics.

District nurses care for patients with a wide range of nursing needs including the chronically sick and terminally ill. They also provide nursing services to those who are acutely ill and need intensive and technological care or who have specialist care needs.

The district nursing service in Barking and Dagenham is part of the Community health and social care services (CHSCS).

Patient information

Contact our service at Barking and Dagenham

Referral Management Team
Tel: 0300 300 1815
Email: bdreferrals@nelft.nhs.uk

Opening times: This service is available 7am - 7pm, Monday to Sunday. 
Outside of these hours please contact: Community night nursing service (7pm - 7am, Monday to Sunday)
Tel:   07949 252 981
Email:  nightnursingservice.bdchs@nhs.net

1st floor, Barking Community Hospital
Upney Lane
IG11 9LX
Tel: 0300 300 1815

Porters Avenue Health Centre
234 Porters Avenue
Tel: 0300 300 1815

Chadwell Heath Health Centre
Ashton Gardens
Tel: 0300 300 1815


Referral is via GPs or health and social care professionals. Self referrals can be made by patients and clients. Please refer to the For clinicians page.