Community Nursing, Home Health & Homecare NZ

By: Nurse Maude  06-Dec-2011
Keywords: Health Care, Community Nursing

While the principles and values are the same, nursing has been transformed by continual advances in training, research, and technology.

Nurse Maude provides community nursing for anyone who needs care so, wherever possible, they can remain in their own home, rather than enter a hospital or residential care, or to support them in returning to their own home or community after receiving hospital care.

Our Community Nursing team of Registered Nurses provides clinical assessment and care, while our highly skilled team of Enrolled Nurses and Health Care Assistants provide ongoing care and support. Our Liaison Nurses assists with discharge and transition planning from hospital back to the client's home.

Working with clients to decide a plan, the Community Nursing Team provides clinical care including IV therapy,

, eye drops,

and medication management, as well as care for people with

, and palliative needs.

Health treatment, advice and support is provided in our client's own homes. Within Christchurch city, there is the security of nursing support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Rural areas have access to telephone support from a district nurse.

If you need nursing care at home, accessing Nurse Maude's Community Nursing service is simple; your General Practitioner or hospital staff will contact the Central Coordination Centre with a referral.

Simply ask for Nurse Maude as your preferred provider. Services are provided free to eligible New Zealand Residents. Prearranged support is available for people who don't meet residency requirements. Please contact Nurse Maude directly for information about this.

Community Nursing can also provide information about additional Nurse Maude services and products.

Phone: (03) 375 4200 Fax: (03) 355 6085

Keywords: Community Nursing, Health Care

Other products and services from Nurse Maude


Stomal Service

The service includes visits in hospital, and at home after discharge, arranging for ostomy equipment, clinics for regular checks and assessments, access to other health professionals and agencies and prescriptions for ostomy appliances. The aim of Stomal Therapy is to gives clients, their families/whanau and carers, the resources they need to live with a stoma independently, comfortably, and with dignity.


Dietitian Service

Dietary information to promote wellbeing, and monitoring and adjustment of nutritional programmes for people with life-limiting illnesses, is also available either in our clients' homes,, or at the dietitians clinic at Nurse Maude. Clients can be referred by other health care professionals within Nurse Maude such as Community Nursing, Specialist Nursing Services, Home Care, Hospice and Palliative Care or the Nurse Maude Hospital.


Services | Elderly Care | Home Health

Working in partnership with others in developing and implementing new services and projects to advance community, nursing and hospice palliative care ensures that Nurse Maude remains a relevant, dynamic and innovative force in the health sector.. Our customers are central to everything we do.


Continence Service

Have difficulty getting to the toilet on time, make frequent visits to the toilet, day or night, have bladder leakage when coughing, sneezing or exercising, or if you have bowel leakage or other bowel problems. Nurse Maude's Continence Advisory Service provides confidential support, assessment, treatment, education and continence products for anyone over four years of age.


Diabetes Service

Nurse Maude provides assistance, support and information for people newly diagnosed with diabetes and their families in their own home or workplace from Monday to Friday 8am - 5pm, including assistance with the start of insulin or changes in medication. By appointment 8am to 5pm, Monday to Friday, at 35 Mansfield Avenue, Christchurch.


Wound Care

Nurse Maude's Wound Management Service is for people who need specialist assessment of their wounds and those who have, or are at risk of developing, leg ulcers. The Wound Management Service will advise if charges will be covered by ACC or the Canterbury District Health Board, or if they need to be paid by the client.