• Specialist Services

    • Complex Packages
    • End of Life Care
    • Healthcare Cleaning Services
    • Project Work

We specialise in providing care to patients with complex needs. Many patients request to be treated in their own home with on-going care and FirstCol fully supports this.




We specialise in providing care to patients with complex needs. Many patients request to be treated in their own home with on-going care and FirstCol fully supports this.

  • Physical & Emotional benefits to the patient
  • The lack of stress, comfort and convenience of being in familiar surroundings,
  • Easy access for family and friends
  • Lowered the risk of hospital acquired infections, such as MRSA.

FirstCol’s Community Nursing Service is dedicated to providing Primary Care Trust (PCT) organisations and private clients with Nurses and Support Workers specialised in looking after patients with high dependency and complex health conditions:

  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS),
  • Cancer (CA) - palliative or end of life care,
  • Lowered the risk of hospital acquired infections, such as MRSA.

FirstCol’s Community Nursing Service is dedicated to providing Primary Care Trust (PCT) organisations and private clients with Nurses and Support Workers specialised in looking after patients with high dependency and complex health conditions

  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS),
  • Cancer (CA) - palliative or end of life care,
  • Motor Neuron Disease (MND),
  • Heart Failure,
  • Muscular Dystrophy (MD)
  • Huntington’s Disease (HD)

We understand that providing high quality nursing care to service users in their own homes can be challenging. For this reason we recruit competent nurses and Healthcare Assistants/Support Workers who have the experience and skills to work autonomously in this environment.
FirstCol provide a full assessment of the patients requirements which would be agreed with the patient and any care provider. FirstCol would then ensure that staff supplied to the package were fully trained and have the relevant experience and expertise in the appropriate area.
Where a client has both physical and mental health needs, FirstCol will be able to provide Dual trained nurses (Nurse who are RGN and RMN Trained and remain active on the NMC Register).
FirstCol has band 6 nurses and Health care assistants trained by NHS Trusts to carry out Continuing Healthcare funding assessments and we also accept referrals from professionals currently involved in the care of a patient to facilitate early discharge from hospital.

    Specialist areas of care:
  • PEG Feed Care
  • Administration of medication via a nebuliser, syringe driver and PEG tubes
  • Suctioning using a Yankauer Sucker NOT deep suction,
  • Use of the Cough Assist and Nippy 3 machines,
  • Blood sugar monitoring checks
  • Catheter Care, Convene Care.

At FirstCol we understand that once a patient has been given a palliative care diagnosis this can be distressing time for both patient and their loved ones. FirstCol supports the patients’ rights to remain in their own home should this be their choosing.

  • Specialist RGN’s who will lead the care plan and support both the patients and their families at this time.
  • Full service of care that encompasses the holistic needs of the patient including physical, psychological, and social care in partnership with GP’s.
  • Our team will also offer advice on bereavement services and further support services should the family require so.
  • Early intervention with regards to symptom and pain control, or any progressing condition which ensures the patient is as comfortable as possible at all times.
  • Nights sits, 24 hour care or respite




All our cleaning staff are specifically trained to work in healthcare settings.

  • All our cleaners are CRB checked as standard
  • Mandatory training that enables them to overcome situations they may encounter whilst working in the healthcare environment.
  • FirstCol cleaners have necessary expertise to ensure cleanliness levels are surpassed on every occasion.

Should you require it FirstCol can provide a complete cleaning solution for your Establishment with you having the assurance that all cleaners have additional training bespoke to your environment.

  • Service Audit to facilitate cost reduction
  • High financial savings for many NHS trusts through projects surrounding their services.
  • FirstCol team procured to carry out an assessment on all patients across the spectrum of care establishments within an NHT Trust.
  • Delivered within the 6 month time frame allocated and resulted in saving the Trust money and valuable resources.

Rapid assessment and clinical support to prevent admission to hospital

  • Engaged to provide solutions to various staffing crises at local hospitals.
  • Meetings and system examination to action a project to recruit enough specialist and experienced staff to fulfil the trusts requirements.
  • FirstCol continues to provide the client with on-going staffing support in this area.
  • The FirstCol project designed to avoid admissions and cut overall costs to the trust.

Early Supported Discharge

  • FirstCol recognises there is becoming an increasing need for early discharge in both NHS and private sector hospitals.
  • FirstCol aims to minimise the financial burden of inpatient care and also support to belief patients recover quicker at home.
  • FirstCol has been involved in setting up several different projects relating to Step Down Bed services, creating a service bespoke to the needs of the patient which extends the services given by the hospital.
  • This solution acts as an early discharge service to enable the patient to be cared for in their own home whilst waiting for social services or similar organisation to take over.

New Service Commission/Reconfiguration

  • Assessments of staffing needs
  • Audits of services in relation to effectiveness, cost and efficiencies
  • Bespoke recruitment drives to create specialist teams.

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