District nursing- Waltham Forest adult community health service

The district nursing service, now part of the Waltham Forest adult community health service, provides 24 hour care for people aged 16 and over who have identified nursing need and who live in Waltham Forest. The service is provided in the patient's own home, or in residential care settings, with the exception of leg ulcer clinics and wound clinics for mobile patients 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. This service is based out of a number of health centres.

Patient information

Contact our service in Waltham Forest

The district nursing service teams are located at a number of locations. The locations are not open at night, weekends or Bank Holidays.

The district nursing teams are based at the following locations:

Comely Bank Health Centre
46 Ravenswood Road
E17 9LY

Chingford Health Centre
109 York Road 
E4 8LF

Jane Atkinson Health and Wellbeing Centre (Thorpe Coombe Hospital site)
714 Forest Road
E17 3HP

Langthorne Health Centre
13 Langthorne Road
E11 4HX

Hawkwell Court,
34 Colvin Gardens
E4 6PF

Tel: 0300 300 1710

Opening times:
Day service: Every day, 8.30am - 9pm
Night service: Every day, 9pm - 8.30am


A copy of the new Waltham Forest Adult Community Health Service Referral form can be found here. Referrals can be made via the single point of access (SPA). You can also refer to the For clinicians page for more information.