WHO WE ARE

The Hobart District Nursing Service is one of Hobart’s oldest and best-loved philanthropic organisations.

The Hobart District Nursing Service is Committed to Care. This is reflected in our values of, Commitment, Equity, Excellence, Trust, Versatility and Transparency. We endeavour to support and care for people of all ages in their own home. We provide support to assist clients manage those daily activities that may have become challenging due to illness, frailty or disability.

Our nursing staff work as professionals in collaboration with other health care workers. The District Nurses remain committed to care, committed to the principles of primary health care for all and committed to improvement of service through evidence-based best practice.

WHAT WE DO

The District Nurses is an autonomous not for profit organisation delivering the following services:

  • Commonwealth Home Support Program (CHSP), nursing and community care for people 65 yrs and over to the LGA of Glenorchy.
  • Home and Community Care (HACC), nursing and community care for people 65 yrs and under to all Tasmanians state wide.
  • Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA) and Veterans Home Care (VHC), nursing and community care for DVA gold card holders to all Tasmanians state wide.
  • Team Care Tasmania (TCT), nursing and community care, care plans, health checks, corporate cleaning, respite, immunisation, brokered services to all ages for individuals and organisations state wide in Tasmania, at private rates.
  • hospice@HOME (h@H), in home palliative care services including equipment for all Tasmanains state wide, federally funded.
  • National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), approved providers to deliver nursing, personal care, participate in the community, house hold tasks, personal activities, group and centre activities.
  • Tasmanian Community Clinic (TCT), offers a nurse practitioner, specialised health services and health and well being programs, the clinic is located in Moonah for the greater Hobart region.
  • Social Centre, offers a range of social activities and day trips run from our office in Moonah.
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The District Nurses27/03/2017 at 3:34pm
Giving every Tasmanian the right to die in a place of ...
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25.03.17 10:10 am

… their choosing not beyond us: The District Nurses launch their 2017 Interim Report on hospice@HOME

More than 2000 Tasmanians have fulfilled their wish to die in a place of their choosing according to a report into a landmark palliative care pilot program, released in Hobart today.

The Hobart District Nursing Service launched its Interim Report into palliative care program hospice@HOME at the Museum of Old and New Art.

hospice@HOME has been a resounding success during its time as a pilot program under the Better Access to Palliative Care Project administered by the Federal government.

CEO of The District Nurses, Kim Macgowan, said she was proud of what the organisation has achieved.

“It was an altruistic vision for end of life care, with a commitment of equal access for all Tasmanians to die in a place of their choosing. 2,123 Tasmanians have achieved this goal with the support and assistance of a hospice@HOME package,” Mrs Macgowan said.

“hospice@HOME has provided services through more than 60 brokered partners to every city, town and hamlet, on every mountain and island,” she said.

The District Nurses also launched their new video about hospice@HOME, showing the experience of the program from the perspective of families, patients and healthcare providers.

The Reverend Jim Colville, the husband of a former hospice@HOME patient, said being able to help his wife through the last 80 days of her life at home was “the most important thing I have ever done in my life.” Lauren Clarke, a former palliative care nurse who attended the event, said “home gives them a sense of their self, it’s part of them…it’s calming, it’s familiar, it’s surrounded by their belongings.”

The Hon. Elise Archer, Speaker of the Tasmanian House of Assembly, delivered the keynote address at the launch. “Tasmania has been extremely fortunate a not for profit organisation such as The District Nurses has been afforded the opportunity, through funding from the Australian Government, to coordinate delivery of end of life care in our state,” Ms Archer said.

“hospice@HOME has highlighted how our communities can come together collaboratively to effectively deliver services in our state,” she said.

Mrs Macgowan ended her address at the launch by quoting the Indian Prime Minister Nehru speaking of Mahatma Ghandi: “The ambition of the greatest man of our generation has been to wipe every tear from every eye. That may be beyond us, but as long as there are tears and suffering, so long our work will not be over.”

“Whilst wiping every tear from every eye was beyond Ghandi, giving every Australian the right to die in the place of their choosing is not beyond The District Nurses,” Mrs Macgowan said.

About The District Nurses and hospice@HOME

The District Nurses is an autonomous, not-for-profit organisation providing professional nursing, personal care, and allied health services to the general and veteran community. The District Nurses is a division of the Hobart District Nursing Service Inc., one of Hobart’s oldest and best-loved philanthropic organisations.

The hospice@HOME wrap-around packages are unique in that they use and work in collaboration with the patient’s existing service provider rather than duplicate or replace the service provider for palliation.
This approach also reduces significantly the number of caregivers a palliative care patient needs to communicate with, often a cause of dissatisfaction for community-based palliative care patients.


- See more at: http://tasmaniantimes.com/index.php?/pr-article/giving-every-tasmanian-the-right-to-die-in-a-place-of-/#sthash.A05Ozogi.dpuf
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The District Nurses24/03/2017 at 7:59pm
A touching extended view of end of life services in Tasmania 🙂
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The District Nurses24/03/2017 at 5:33pm
Today The District Nurses were thrilled to show case the unprecedented interim findings of the Tasmanian hospice@HOME project at a function hosted by MONA. The project and the work of The District Nurses, and over 60 community service providers has enabled 2123 Tasmanian's to fulfil their wish to die within their communities in a place of their choosing with the support and assistance of a hospice@HOME package.
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The District Nurses hospice@HOME, end of life care for all Tasmanian's in their home.
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The District Nurses21/03/2017 at 8:27am
Loads of TDN Social Centre activities for April, to join in please call Tania 6208 0500 🙂 The District Nurses
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REFERRAL INFORMATION

The District Nurses provide services under the Community Home Support Programme CHSP within the greater Hobart municipality.

For further information on the referral process, please click here to go to our referrals page.

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