General District Nursing

District Nursing is a service where Registered Nurses provide quality nursing for people in their own homes.

Typical interventions include:

  • hygiene assistance and assessment for ongoing hygiene assistance from Shire services
  • post-operative wound care
  • IV antibiotics and PICC line management
  • leg ulcer management
  • medication assistance
  • blood pressure &/or blood sugar levels monitoring
  • collection of blood for pathology tests (for people who live out of town)
  • patient education, for example about disease management, use of oxygen at home, colostomy care
  • continence assessment, support and referral to other specialist services
  • lymphodema management.

Our District Nurses provide individual care to patients across the shire. Treatment plans are individually discussed and negotiated to achieve the best outcome for each person.


Inability to pay cannot be used as a basis for refusing service to people who have been assessed as requiring the service.