Our Community Health Services
We provide a wide range of services for adults within the community across North Cumbria.
These services are provided in people’s homes, community centres, clinics, GP Practices and community hospitals.
Our community services work with people to help them remain independent, improve their health and manage their conditions through high quality care, advice and support.
From 1 April 2018 community services in South Cumbria are provided by University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust.
Cardiac Rehabilitation Service - helps people recover and get back to their usual lifestyle after a heart attack or cardiac surgery.
Case Management Teams - a team of various healthcare professionals who coordinate the healthcare of people with multimorbidity needs.
Community Respiratory Service - provides specialist respiratory care and assessment and pulmonary rehabilitation.
Community Hospitals - eight community hospitals across Cumbria provide a range of services.
Penrith Day Hospice - provides Specialist Palliative Day Care for people living with a variety of life limiting illnesses.
Continence Service - specialist nurses provide high quality care and specialist products for people suffering from bladder and bowel problems.
Dietetics - dietary and nutritional assessment and treatment for adults.
District Nursing - services provided locally for housebound patients who need help with dressings, medication support, crisis intervention and case management.
Minor Injuries Unit - MIUs in our community hospitals to treat and assess a variety of minor injuries and ailments.
Occupational Therapy - helps people with health problems to do the everyday activities that matter to them.
Physiotherapy Service - helps people recover movement and function after illness or injury.
Podiatry - provides specialist foot care and works with other services including vascular, diabetes and biomechanics.
Speech and Language Therapy Service - helps adults who have problems communicating or trouble eating or swallowing.
Step up Step Down Units - where patients may be admitted to Community Hospitals from home (step up) for short term 24-hour nursing help, or from a hospital ward (step down) for extra nursing to facilitate a safer return home.
Tissue Viability Service - specialises in the prevention and management of complex wounds such as pressure ulcers or traumatic injury.