DISTRICT NURSING

District Community Care

Community Nursing

West Otago Health is contracted by the Southern District Health Board and Accident Compensation Corporation to provide access to nursing services for those who require short term assistance while recovering from injury, illness and/or a hospital stay.  Support to those with an on-going chronic health condition is also provided.

 

Community Nursing Services Include:

 

District Nurse

Our District Nurse provides a specialised nursing service to patients in their own home to support recuperation from a hospital stay or accident.  Services are also provided to those who have a chronic health condition(s) who can be supported in a community setting.

 

Meals on Wheels

Meals on Wheels are available to those who have recently been discharged from hospital and require short-term assistance (up to 6 weeks) with meals

Meals on Wheels are also available to those who because of personal health needs require ongoing assistance with meals

 

Physiotherapy

Provided to support recuperation from a hospital stay or medical event.

 

Occupational Therapy

Provided to support recuperation from a hospital stay or medical event.

 

Speech Language Therapy

Provided to support recuperation from a hospital stay or medical event.

 

ACCESSING SERVICES:

Service users must be referred to the service by a health professional.

Upon receipt of a referral an assessment will be completed against a criteria to determine if a service user will be accepted for the service.

West Otago Health and Ribbonwood Country Home

Tel:  03 2048668

Fax: 03 2048667

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