District nursing

The district nursing service provides 24 hour care for people aged 16 and over who are housebound (with the exception of leg ulcer clinics) and have an identified nursing need and who live in Havering. The service is provided in the patient’s own home, or in residential care settings, with the exception of leg ulcer clinics, which are held in health centres.

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 Havering community night service, cover the district nursing service out of normal working hours.

Patient information

Contact our service in Havering

Romford Clinic/Portacabin
40/40a Main Road 
RM1 3BS            

Harold Hill Health Centre
Gooshays Drive 
Harold Hill
RM3 9SU 

Elm Park Clinic
252 Abbs Cross Lane
Elm Park
RM12 4YG    

Referral Management Team

Tel: 0300 300 1794 – main Reception (09.00 – 17.00)
Tel: 0300 555 1201 (17.00 – 09.00)

Fax: 0844 931 0188
Email:  nelft.haveringreferrals@nelft.nhs.uk
Opening times:

Day service available Mon to Sun 8.30 - 5pm.

Outside of these hours please contact Switchboard at Goodmayes on 0300 555 1201.

At the weekends and Bank Holidays (7am – 7pm) please contact Barking & Dagenham Liaison Service on 0300 300 1815.

Email: NELFT.bdreferrals@nhs.net or community night nursing service (Mon to Sun, 5pm-8.30am) Tel: 0300 555 1200.


Referrals will be accepted from GPs and health and social care professionals by email to nelft.haveringreferrals.nelft.nhs.uk. Self-referrals will also be accepted from patients and clients.