District Nursing Service
The District Nursing service provides care for people in their own homes across Mount Alexander Shire. It is staffed by experienced registered nurses who coordinate care with your local doctor.
Dhelkaya Health’s District Nursing offers comprehensive and compassionate nursing care in your home. We provide care for people across Mount Alexander Shire.
Our team of experienced and professional registered nurses work in close partnership with general practitioners (GPs) and allied health professionals to support you in your home environment. Our nurses
We are a nursing service that provides advice, education and support leading to self management and independence.
Our focus is on helping maintain your independence, while delivering the best clinical care to suit your needs. We encourage all clients to participate in decisions about their health.
A nursing assessment will be conducted to identify your needs and the ability of the district nursing team to meet those needs.
Our nurses, with your consent, will help connect you to services that you may require to address more specific issues
Who we care for
Our service is available to any community member of any age who requires nursing assistance to manage their healthcare needs.
We also deliver services to National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) participants, Home Care Package holders, Transport Accident Commission (TAC) and Department of Veteran’s Affairs (DVA).
Please phone our office if you have any questions about eligibility for our service.
Anyone can refer to District Nursing and self-referrals, including those from carers, are welcome. Alternatively your GP, medical practitioner, treating hospital or allied health professional can refer you to the community nursing service.
Once your referral is received, we will contact you to organise an appointment. Any one over the age of 65 years or for ATSI must have a My Aged Care active client record. You can access Australian aged care information and services at My Aged Care.
A GP or specialist doctor’s health summary should be provided with the referral and emailed to District Nursing. Referrals are prioritised and visits scheduled according to urgency and client need. The person must agree to being referred to the service.
Cancelling or changing an appointment
Please let us know as soon as possible if you need to change or cancel a scheduled appointment.
For more information contact our office from Monday to Friday 8.30 am to 4.30pm on 03 5471 3587.
Rights & Responsibilities
The Charter of Aged Care Rights applies to District Nursing clients who are funded under the Commonwealth Home Support Programme.
We acknowledge the support of the Australian and Victorian Governments.