Goole patients falls under ITV spotlight
A NATIONAL television programme tonight focusses on care for patients in the Goole area.
Nursing the nation, screened on itv, follows district nurses across the country, visiting more than two million people every year.
For many these are the unsung heroes of the NHS. They develop relationships with patients that can last for years on end and as they see them in their own homes, they often become a huge part of their lives and cornerstones of the local community.
‘Nursing the Nation’ follows district nurses on their rounds visiting different homes across the country, creating intimate, affectionate portraits of their diverse patients and their inspiring ability to grasp life in the face of adversity.
In the fifth episode in the series (tonight), the programme heads to rural Yorkshire with District Nurse Michelle.
Michelle has lived and worked in the community for the past 10 years and works in a team that tries to help frail people avoid being taken into care.
She says, “There’s a lot of community spirit. People help out and support each other. For me community nursing was a definite because I like the one-to-one.
“I think people are grateful for the services that we provide; knowing that someone is there to support them, in a time of need.”
Michelle has a new patient who needs her help: Wendy is an 86-year-old widow who keeps falling in her own home and badly hurting herself.
Her most recent fall left her with sixteen stitches in her ear. Michele starts to investigate the problem but persuading Wendy to co-operate with her advice proves to be an unexpected challenge.
Together they need to find a way to keep Wendy independent and in her own home.
* Nursing the Nation is screened tonight on itv at 8.30pm.
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