GV Health offers a range of home nursing services for eligible members of the community.
District Nursing Services (DNS)
District Nursing Services provide general and specialised nursing and healthcare for consumers and help them retain their independence and continue living independently at home.
DNS services include:
- Assistance with medication
- Catheter care
- Diabetes’s assessment
- Wound care
- Palliative care
- Stoma care
DNS employs an experienced nursing team including clinical nurse consultants, diabetes educators, stomal therapists and registered and enrolled nurses.
Hospital in the Home
Hospital in the Home enables care to be provided at home for patients who would otherwise require hospital admission. Medical case management is provided by a GV Health senior medical officer or a community General Practitioner (GP) linked with the program.
Regional Continence Service
Regional Continence Service helps people of all ages and abilities who have bladder and/or bowel issues, such as incontinence.
The Regional Continence Service can:
- Provide continence assessment
- Recommend different aids and equipment
- Devise a care plan
- Providing education and advice
- Provide referrals to other specialists or health services
- Give advice on funding options to help your management plan
- Help you stay healthy inside and out
Our goal is to help you stay active at home and in your community.
Who are GV Health’s home nursing services available to?
GV Health’s home nursing services are available to consumers who have been referred from a clinical service within GV Health and people in the community who are referred to GV Health’s outpatient and community services.
How do I access GV Health’s home nursing services?
To access GV Health’s home nursing service is via referral only. To arrange a referral, please speak to your GP or treating team.
What will happen during the nurse’s visit?
Once your referral has been received, one of our clinical coordinators will contact you. You will be asked a series of questions regarding visiting your home, prior to your first home visit.
We request that all clients refrain from smoking and that all pets are restrained or kept in another area of the home when the nurse visits.
You may be required to pay a fee for your nursing service. This fee depends on the specialty nursing that you require, your individual circumstances and entitlements. If you are requiring wound care you may be charged according to the products that are required for your care. These costs will be explained to you prior to the nurse’s visit.
During your assessment the staff members will focus on how they can assist you to achieve your best health outcomes. Assessments may include:
- A physical assessment
- Discussion regarding your goals for your health, and strategies to reach them
- Access or referral to other service providers
If you have any queries or concerns regarding any aspects of the service being provided to you, please contact the Manager of Home Nursing Services on 1800 222 582.