Nursing Services

While the principles and values are the same, nursing has been transformed by continual advances in training, research, and technology.

 

customer-promise-downloadDownload >At the centre of all Nurse Maude's Community Nursing Services is keeping people out of hospital and residential care wherever possible so they can live in their own homes and communities.

To achieve this Nurse Maude provides a diverse and specialised range of customer-centered nursing services backed by a significant investment in training, technology and support services to meet the needs of its patients and clients.

Just let your doctor know that Nurse Maude is your preferred provider for all nursing and homecare services.  These are free to eligible New Zealand residents and prearranged support is available for those who don’t meet residency requirements.

 

Community Nursing Services:

District Nursing

Nursing is provided by Nurse Maude in the client's home across the greater Canterbury area from Rakaia to Kaikoura and across the West Coast.

Our team of Registered and Enrolled Nurses provide clinical assessment and care while our highly skilled team of Enrolled Nurses and Health Care Assistants provide ongoing care and support. Assisting with discharge and transition planning from hospital to home are our Liaison Nurses.

Paediatric Palliative Care

Paediatric Palliative Care is the coordination of care for children with chronic or serious life threatening illness and is specifically designed to ensure the best quality of life and care for your child and family. This care includes…

  • Providing relief for pain and other symptoms so your child is comfortable
  • Communication between your different doctors and other health professionals
  • Providing care where you want it whenever possible so you can choose whether that be in your home, hospice or hospital
  • Supporting you through telephone and video conferencing if you live in a remote community
  • Providing you with the information that can help you, your child and your child’s care team to make treatment decisions
  • Identifying other professionals who can help
  • Making home visits and listening to your concerns and fears

How to Contact us

Your child’s doctor can make a referral to the Nurse Maude Specialist Palliative Care team to discuss your needs.  Care is always provided in collaboration with your child’s primary paediatrician.

Stomal Service

People who have, or are expecting to require a stoma, (a surgically created opening in the abdomen for evacuation of body waste) can get information, advice and support before and after surgery. (Stomas include colostomy, ileostomy and urostomy).

The aim of Stomal Therapy is to gives clients, their families/whanau and carers, the resources they need to live with a stoma independently, comfortably, and with dignity.

The service includes visits in hospital, and at home after discharge, arranging for ostomy equipment, clinics for regular checks and assessments, access to other health professionals and agencies and prescriptions for ostomy appliances.

Clients, or their families/whanau, doctors, surgeons or hospitals, can all access this service which is free of charge unless receiving private hospital care. Appliances are free, but there is a charge if delivered by courier.

Clinic Hours

By appointment 8am - 5pm, Monday to Friday, at 35 Mansfield Avenue, Christchurch. Outside clinic hours a district nurse is available for advice. Home visits by arrangement.

Complex Wound Services

Nurse Maude's Wound Management Service is for people who need specialist assessment of their wounds and those who have, or are at risk of developing, leg ulcers.

The service provides specialist wound care clinics where nurses can assess, manage and advise on chronic or complex wounds, or leg ulcers. They also provide care plans and follow-up programmes aimed at preventing wounds, including compression hosiery for leg ulcers.

Clients are referred by their GP, Practice Nurse, District Nurse, hospital or specialist, or may contact the Wound Management Service themselves.

The Wound Management Service will advise if charges will be covered by ACC or the Canterbury District Health Board, or if they need to be paid by the client.

The service also provides consultation and advice on wound management to GP's, community and practice nurses, rest homes and private hospitals.

Clinic Hours

8.30am - 4.30pm, Monday to Friday, 35 Mansfield Avenue, Christchurch.

Continence Service

Nurse Maude's Continence Advisory Service provides confidential support, assessment, treatment, education and continence products for anyone over four years of age. We can help if you: have difficulty getting to the toilet on time, make frequent visits to the toilet, day or night, have bladder leakage when coughing, sneezing or exercising, or if you have bowel leakage or other bowel problems.

Our service also includes advice and information about catheter management, liaison with other health professionals and agencies, and information and education for the community and health professionals.

Consultations are with a continence advisor, who is a registered nurse or physiotherapist with further training in the specialist area of continence management.

Our service can be accessed directly by clients, or their families/whanau, their doctor, surgeon or hospital.

Clients living in the Canterbury area do not have to pay for consultations or treatment. Continence supplies are partially subsidised however there will be a charge if clients choose to have supplies sent to them by courier.

Clinic Hours

By appointment 8am - 5pm Monday to Friday at 35 Mansfield Avenue, Christchurch.

Acute Demand Nursing

The high level of specialist nursing care that enables you to stay in your own home rather than be admitted to, or remain in, hospital is provided by the Acute Community Nursing Team.

You will be referred to this service by your doctor or hospital specialist and assessed and cared for by the Acute Community Team over a period of one to five days.  After that your care will be referred back to your doctor for follow-up.

Infusion Services

Nurse Maude’s Infusion Service is accessed through your doctor or medical specialist and is usually provided at the Nurse Maude Infusion Centre in Merivale.  If the Infusion Centre is not the best place for you to receive your treatment this will be discussed with you and an alternative arrangement will be made.

The service is free to anyone entitled to access the public health service in New Zealand while overseas visitors are charged for treatment.

Home Dialysis Service

For patients assessed as being able to receive dialysis at home the Nurse Maude Home Dialysis Coordinator meets with the patient at the hospital to discuss the plan of care. In providing this service Nurse Maude works closely with the Dialysis Department at the Hospital.

This personalised care plan is developed by a Registered Nurse who formally admits the patient to the Nurse Maude Home Dialysis Service and ensures that the patient and their family/carer understand how the care is provided, by whom and when.

A Registered or Enrolled Nurse will visit the patient at home three times a week to deliver the Community Dialysis Programme which includes assessment, cannulation, equipment set-up, monitoring during dialysis treatment and the takedown and cleaning of equipment.

Nurse Maude’s Home Dialysis Service will usually be available from 8am to 5pm Monday to Friday with extended hours if required.

Diabetes Service

Nurse Maude provides assistance, support and information for people newly diagnosed with diabetes and their families in their own home or workplace from Monday to Friday 8am - 5pm, including assistance with the start of insulin or changes in medication.

Access to this service is by referral through a Diabetes centre, Diabetes Specialist, doctor or hospital and is free of charge. Community Nursing gives ongoing support to diabetics via a 24 hour, seven day a week service.

Clinic Hours

By appointment 8am to 5pm, Monday to Friday, at 35 Mansfield Avenue, Christchurch. Home visits are by arrangement.

Dietitian Service

Nurse Maude's Dietitian Service is primarily for wound and palliative care patients and is free of charge for those receiving these, and other, services from Nurse Maude. The service is provided by a New Zealand-registered dietitian.

The Dietitian Service provides an assessment of dietary needs for a wide range of medical conditions and support to caregivers.

Dietary information to promote wellbeing, and monitoring and adjustment of nutritional programmes for people with life-limiting illnesses, is also available either in our clients' homes, (if they are unable to travel), or at the dietitians clinic at Nurse Maude.

Clients can be referred by other health care professionals within Nurse Maude such as Community Nursing, Specialist Nursing Services, Home Care, Hospice and Palliative Care or the Nurse Maude Hospital.

Clinic Hours

8.30am - 2pm, Monday to Friday with clinics held on Wednesdays at 35 Mansfield Avenue, Christchurch.

School Based Nursing Service

The Nurse Maude School Based Nursing Service provides access to youth focused health services in decile 1 and 2 secondary schools, alternative education facilities and teen parent units in Christchurch. The team of Registered Nurses are skilled in youth health and development. The service is provided in conjunction with other primary and secondary services.

The nurses provide universal health, disability and youth development checks which includes the HEADSSS assessment, screening of hearing, vision, chronic illnesses and symptoms of illness for all year nine students attending the school, all students attending teen parent units and all students attending alternative education facilities. The nurses provide proactive services such as promotional health campaigns and individual health services.