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  • Respite nursing

    Feel confident that when permanent carers need to take a break, Consultus Nurses will be there to give you and your family total peace of mind

    Relatives can confidently enjoy a short time away, knowing that Consultus Nurses are on hand to provide everyday physical, practical, domestic and emotional support.

    Our nurses will assist with all aspects of nursing care, including:

    • medication
    • nutrition
    • continence
    • mobility and hoisting, if necessary
    • companionship
    • daily outings
    • light housework, cooking and helping with pets.

    If more than one period of respite a year is needed, we always try to ensure continuity of care by arranging for the same nurse to provide cover.

    Placements may be short- or long-term, depending upon your particular respite requirements. They can also be funded privately, by private health insurance or as part of a CCG/LHB package. For more information, please see our funding options guide.

  • Our two Nurses were Ann Wells and Dorothea Hohnstedt. Ann arrived when we were at breaking point desperately needing help. The difference she made from her immediate arrival was quite simply life changing mostly for my father. Dorothea followed Ann’s 2 weeks which we were trepidacious about as the 2 weeks previously had been so much calmer for us all as Ann fitted in so well. We needn't have worried as Dorothea was wonderful too.

    Both nurses would come very highly recommended by us all.