Wellington > Public Hospital Services > Capital & Coast District Health Board (CCDHB) >

Capital & Coast DHB Community Health Service (District Nurses)

Public Service

Description

District nurses work with specialist nurses, allied health professionals and health care assistants, providing care to people in the community throughout the Wellington region. The service is available to people in their own home or at a clinic facility and care is provided based on an assessment of need. The staff have a range of professional, clinical and cultural skills and knowledge.

Services include:

  • Hospital admission prevention - specialist nursing care with the aim of preventing a hospital admission or facilitating timely discharge
  • Oncology nursing, home-based chemotherapy services
  • Assessment and treatment of complex and chronic wounds, Doppler assessment
  • Home intravenous therapy and other medication administration
  • Complex wound assessment, treatment and compression bandaging
  • ACC wound care
  • Negative wound pressure therapy dressing
  • Respiratory assessment, supply of domiciliary oxygen and support with care planning for chronic respiratory disease management
  • Stomal therapy services
  • Tracheostomy care
  • Breast care
  • Enteral feeding care and enteral consumables
  • Care of patients with long-term conditions
  • Continence assessment and treatments, including bladder scanning
  • Palliative care services in partnership with Mary Potter Hospice (MPH )
  • Breast cancer nurse services
  • Child Enuresis programme
  • Pulmonary rehabilitation programme
  • Continence, stomal and oxygen consumables supply services
  • Short term home support services, personal care and home help

Nurse led clinics
The nursing clinics are located at Kenepuru Community Health Building Kenepuru, Kapiti Health Centre Paraparaumu and the Community Health Ewart Building Wellington.

Hours

Monday to Sunday, 8am to 10pm.

Charges

Click here to view Eligibility criteria for funded health care

Document Downloads

Contact Details

Wellington Hospital - Nga Puna Waiora

Wellington

  • Phone

    Community Health Wellington (04) 806 2556 Community Health Kenepuru (04) 918 2011 Community Health Kapiti (04) 903 0224

  • Fax

    Community Health Wellington (04) 385 5868 Community Health Kenepuru (04) 918 2373 Community Health Kapiti (04) 903 0237

  • Website

More details…

Kenepuru Community Hospital - Te Hohipera o Kenepuru

Wellington

  • Phone

    Community Health Wellington (04) 806 2556 Community Health Kenepuru (04) 918 2011 Community Health Kapiti (04) 903 0224

  • Fax

    Community Health Wellington (04) 385 5868 Community Health Kenepuru (04) 918 2373 Community Health Kapiti (04) 903 0237

  • Website

More details…

Kapiti Health Centre

Wellington

  • Phone

    Community Health Wellington (04) 806 2556 Community Health Kenepuru (04) 918 2011 Community Health Kapiti (04) 903 0224

  • Fax

    Community Health Wellington (04) 385 5868 Community Health Kenepuru (04) 918 2373 Community Health Kapiti (04) 903 0237

  • Website

More details…

This page was last updated at 9:06AM on June 12, 2017. This information is reviewed and edited by Capital & Coast DHB Community Health Service (District Nurses).