Many of the frail elderly cared for by Nurse Maude live in reduced social and financial conditions, with little or no family support and a bare minimum of income.
For those needing aged and long-term palliative care, remaining in their home is not an option; either because there is no family to offer support or the level of nursing care needed has moved well beyond that able to be provided there.
The Nurse Maude Hospital is where they can live their final months in a safe and compassionate environment; one where specialist palliative care and support is provided free of charge to our patients and their families.
The Nurse Maude Hospital is their home, providing care that is often considered too hard, too complex and too expensive to provide by other aged care facilities without imposing private charges.
Every year more than 80 of the most vulnerable in our community will be cared for in the Nurse Maude Hospital.
Hospital level care is based on recommendations of a needs assessor from Older Persons Health Specialist Services and people can be referred by their doctor, public hospital or other health professional.
Long term care is funded by the Ministry of Health and intending patients have their needs, income and assets assessed before admission.
Patients can be attended by their own doctor or choose to have the hospital's doctor look after them and can be referred by their doctor, public hospital or health professional.
Short-term care can also be provided, subject to bed availability, for up to 28 days under the Respite Care Scheme. This can be extended on assessment and is also available for those who wish to pay privately.
To discuss this, and any other queries you may have about being cared for in the Nurse Maude Hospital please call us and ask for the hospital manager.
15 Mansfield Avenue, Merivale
Phone 03 375 4145