Southern DHB District Nursing
Public Service, Community
8:00 AM to 10:00 PM.
The District Nursing Service is a community based service providing a wide range of care to patients in their own homes.
District Nurses are qualified nurses who meet specific health needs in communities, utilising specialised nursing knowledge and assessment skills. The services include wound care, palliative care, continence, costomy specialist care and hospital post discharge care.
The Southland District Nursing Service operates seven days a week and on a needs basis in the rural areas. Nurses support patients in all rural areas i.e Riverton, Winton, Otautau, Nightcaps, Te Anau, Lumsden, Queenstown, Tokanui and Stewart Island.
Admission to the Southland service is via referral from hospital or a General Practitioner.
Central Point of Contact for Southland referrals, except Gore and Tuatapere - Phone: (03) 214 5783. Fax: (03) 214 8919
The Dunedin District Nursing Service provides care to the greater Dunedin area including Palmerston and Middlemarch.
This service is closely linked to Dunedin hospital to help ensure patients are supported safely in the community after hospital discharge while also maintaining close liaison with local GP practices, Hospice and residential facilities.
Referral to the Southland District Nursing Service is via referral from hospital or a General Practitioner.
Central Point of Contact for Southland (except Gore and Tuatapere) Phone: (03) 214 7223.
GP referrals via ERMS, all others via DistrictNursingSouthland@southerndhb.govt.nz
Referral to the Dunedin District Nursing Service is through the Care Coordination Centre Single Point of Entry.
GP referrals via ERMS.
All other referrals via email
No fees apply
58 Garden Street, Lumsden, Southland
Mon - Fri from 08:30 - as required.
Weekends as required only.
Procedures / Treatments
All referrals to come via Invercargill, Southland Hospital: ERMS or DistrictNursingSouthland@southerndhb.govt.nz
58 Garden Street
58 Garden Street
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This page was last updated at 10:53AM on December 21, 2021. This information is reviewed and edited by Southern DHB District Nursing.