Contact details

Address: GP Centre, Northern General Hospital, Herries Road, Sheffield , S5 7AU
Tel: 0114 3051429
Fax: 0114 3051428
Patients need to contact service through 24 hour switchboard number 2716310.

Lead Professional

Sharon Fitzpatrick, Locality Service Manager. West Court, Hillsborough Barracks, Langsett Road S6 2LR, 0114 226 4633
Team Leader: Jackie Valerio based at the GP Centre (as above)

Service Description

The Evening and Night Nursing Service is based at the GP Centre, Northern General Hospital, and provides a city wide service to enable nursing care to be delivered over a 24 hour period in patients’ own homes or chosen setting. It is a responsive (not emergency) service and is not GP attached. Visits are prioritised and the service aims to visit within 2 hours. The service operates 17.00 -8.00 hours, 365 days per year.


The service has a staff of Qualified Nurses and Health Care Support Workers.

Patient Referral Criteria

All core and enhanced community nursing services including support for level 2 care; and Community Assessment & Rehabilitation Team (CART) patients who have been assessed and referred by the CART team. Staff can refer for an evening or night visit by faxing patient details and care plan through to the service. Patients can phone the service through the evening or night if they have an urgent nursing need.

Referral Process

Referrals are made through faxing details to 0114 3051428

A Nurse Co-coordinator is available from 17.00 hours, contact through 24 hour switchboard number 2716310.

Links to other services

The Evening and Night Nursing Service works closely with Out of Hours Services, including Intensive Home Nursing, GP Collaborative, Emergency Care Practitioners, CART and daytime nursing services.


The service has access to basic dressings but do not carry medication. All patients should have dressings and essential items prescribed by a GP or a nurse prescriber which needs to be accessible in the patient’s home.

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