HospitalNurse Maude Hospital is a 40-bed, fully licensed hospital with registered nursing and medical staff committed to the philosophy that the welfare of the patient must come first.

The hospital specialises in aged care and those needing palliative care.

Care for our patients is provided based on the recommendations from the Assessment and Rehabilitation Unit of the Canterbury District Health Board.

For long-term care, all intending patients must have their needs, income and assets assessed before admission.

Long-term care is funded by the Ministry of Health and a user part-charge may apply. Formal applications for funding approval should be made in advance.

Patients can be attended by their own doctor, or choose to have the hospital’s doctor look after them.

Hospital Aides and physiotherapy, hairdressing, podiatry and chaplain services are all available within the hospital.

Patients can be referred by their doctor, public hospital or health professionals.

Short-term care can be provided 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. Short-term care is available as bed occupancy allows.