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Northland DHB District Nursing Service Whangārei

Public Service, Community, Cancer Network Group


8:00 AM to 4:30 PM.


District nurses provide specialised care/treatment for patients and families in their own homes, if housebound due to their medical condition, or in a district nursing clinic.  Their main role is to support and promote a healthy lifestyle in order to help people remain independent.

The district nurses will coordinate patient care; from admission to the service, until they transfer care back to the GP practice.  They work closely with patients and their health team (GPs, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, speech language therapists, social workers, dietitians and needs assessment and service co-ordinators) to ensure they receive the best possible care.

Referral Expectations

Referrals are accepted by Mahitahi Hauora PHE.  On acceptance of referral, the nurse will triage and be in contact with the patient within 24 hours of acceptance.  If you have not heard from us, please call us and query your referral.

  • Referrals must be made by a medical professional.
  • Patients may not self-refer.
  • Patients must be housebound or have complex wounds to be seen at home.


8:00 AM to 4:30 PM.

Mon – Sun8:00 AM – 4:30 PM

The service is open 8:00 am to 4:30 pm, Monday to Sunday. Office hours 8:00 am to 4:30 pm Monday to Friday, out of these hours please call (09) 430 4100 and ask for the District Nurse on call.

The service is also provided at: Mangawhai Medical Centre - 8:00 am to 4:30 pm Monday to Friday, weekends by arrangement

Procedures / Treatments

  • Continence Service

    What is Incontinence?
    Incontinence is an involuntary loss of urine and/or bowel motion. The amount can vary from slight to copious.  Incontinence is not a disease, but is a symptom of an underlying disorder.… More PDF

  • Intravenous Therapy

    What is intravenous therapy?
    The administration of medication/fluid via a plastic needle (cannula) inserted into a vein in your hand or arm.… More

  • Lower Limb Wound Assessment Including APBI

    The lower limb wound assessment service offers full assessment and investigation and treatment of leg ulcers either in the District Nursing Clinic or home environment by the District Nursing Service.… More

  • Stomal Therapy

    Stomal Therapy Service
    What is a Stoma or Ostomy?
    An ostomy refers to the surgically created opening in the body for the discharge of body wastes, or to provide nutrition as in a gastrostomy, or to aide breathing as in a tracheostomy.  A stoma is the actual end or opening… More

Services Provided

Home support

  • District nursing

Hospitals and cancer treatment centres

  • Public hospitals

Cancer Types

Brain and Spinal, Head and Neck / Thyroid, Lung, Breast, Upper Gastrointestinal (Oesophagus / Stomach / Liver), Lower Gastrointestinal (Bowel / Rectum / Anus), Kidney, Bladder, Testicular, Prostate, Gynaecological, Leukaemia and Blood, Skin Cancer / Melanoma, Sarcoma, Childhood Cancers, Others


Free patient parking on-site, outside clinics and at the rear of the building. 

Contact Details

8:00 AM to 4:30 PM.

Whangārei District Nursing
16-24 Commerce Street
Whangārei 0110

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Street Address

Whangārei District Nursing
16-24 Commerce Street
Whangārei 0110

Postal Address

Private Bag 9742
Whangārei 0148

This page was last updated at 12:18PM on January 18, 2022. This information is reviewed and edited by Northland DHB District Nursing Service Whangarei.