Part of Atos Medical

Welcome to our
 Nursing Service

Our Nurses

Professional & skilled

Our nurses are highly skilled and qualified professionals who care for people living with a laryngectomy or tracheostomy. Each nurse has an extensive knowledge of neck stoma care and is able to advise on care and products via an Appliance Use Review (AUR). The objective of our nursing team is to improve your quality of life and independence.

This is achieved through advice and support on appropriate product use and by working collaboratively with your hospital team. Our aim is to recognise any issue that may arise and to work with you to find a resolution.

You are visited in the comfort of your own home and the service we offer is confidential, discreet and commissioned by the NHS.

Our nurses continuously update their skills and techniques and regularly participate in clinical audits and reviews of clinical services.

Currently our nursing service is only available in selected areas of the UK. Please contact us to find if our service operates in your area.

Note, our nurses do not provide an emergency response service.

Meet our Nurse Manager

Rachel McGowan

  • Leads the nursing service and responsible for clinical governance
  • Has extended training in Laryngectomy and Tracheostomy care including emergency airway management for neck breathing individuals and is a registered member of British Association of Head & Neck Oncology Nurses (BAHNON)
  • Career includes caring for patients with long term respiratory problems including palliative care and rehabilitation

“I pride myself on leading a dedicated and passionate team of nurses. As a team, we provide care for a niche group of individuals with a very specific set of needs. Our objective is to empower them to achieve their maximum potential and independence”

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What patients say about us

“I have every praise for Countrywide Supplies. They have been lovely and are always polite- nothings too much trouble. Our nurse Rachel is lovely. She has a laugh and listens and always has time for me."

Rod, Wainfleet St Mary

“Rachel has been instrumental in helping with my state of mind. I'm always pleased to see Rachel - she puts my mind at rest and I am more than satisfied with the service I get from Countrywide Supplies"

Mick, Skegness

“We moved to Lincolnshire and hadn't been seen by the hospital for 8 years. The nurse contacted us for a home visit and she has relieved the pressure and worry from us over the year. She explained HMEs and now I don't need to use my nebuliser which has made life a lot easier.”

Barry, Lincolnshire

Reference Library

Visit our Reference Library to access resources offering laryngectomy, tracheostomy and jaw rehabilitation information