Services

  • General nursing assessments & nursing care
  • Personal hygiene
  • Post operative care & assistance in bathing & dressing
  • Monitoring & administration of medication
  • Wound Management
  • Rehabilitation
  • In-home Respite Care
  • Domestic Assistance
  • Medico - Legal Reports
  • Advise & refer to appropriate services
  • Liaison with community agencies
  • support services & hospitals
  • Assess for & organise appropriate aids & equipment

Ways to Pay

  • CashCash
  • ChequeCheque
  • Direct DebitDirect Debit
  • EFTEFT

Licences

  • ABN: 39 003 940 510
  • ABN 39003940510

Specialities

  • We Can Help:
  • CHSP Clients
  • Private Clients
  • NDIS Participants
  • Returned Services Veterans & Widows
  • Workers Compensation & Third Party
  • Private Health Fund Members with ancillary cover
  • Industries
  • Other service providers in delivering their service delegations

About NDNS

Newcastle and District Nursing Service was established by Sr. Jan Stevens who saw the need for a service to compliment

Newcastle and District Nursing Service was established by Sr. Jan Stevens who saw the need for a service to compliment the overextended health system at the time. From its inception Newcastle and District Nursing Service set down and followed a high standard philosophy and code of conduct.
Mission:
We provide optimal holistic care and services using dedicated trained staff responding to the needs of an ageing population
Values.
We Aim High
We do this by not settling for second best, thinking outside the square, taking the initiative, acting with integrity and never giving up.
We Are Creative
To do this we question existing practices, search for new ways, encourage new ideas and encourage individual personal development
We Work As A Team
To do this we speak positively of others, listen carefully to what they say, work together to overcome problems, speak to resolve differences and enjoy our successes together.

Programme: DVA Community Nursing
What is Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA) funded Community Nursing?
DVA Community Nursing is the provision of clinically necessary nursing and personal care services to war veterans and war widows or widowers delivered in their home. DVA Community Nursing helps to restore or maintain a person’s maximum level of health and independence.


Who is eligible and how can I refer?
Veterans and war widows or widowers with a Gold Card are eligible for DVA Community Nursing. Veteran White Card holders may also be eligible for this service where the condition requiring nursing is accepted by DVA as war related.
To receive DVA Community Nursing, the veteran, war widow or widower must receive a referral from their Doctor or the Hospital Discharge Planner.

How do I access DVA Community Nursing provided by NDNS?
Following a referral from a Doctor or Hospital Discharge Planner, NDNS will arrange a convenient time to complete a comprehensive assessment by a Registered Nurse.
What DVA Community Nursing services do we provide?
DVA Community Nursing services offered will depend on the client’s assessed clinical care needs. NDNS delivers a range of community nursing services that are flexible and designed to help with individual care needs. The types of DVA Community Nursing services that may be provided include:

Case Management
Personal Care
Wound Care
Incontinence management
Medication management
Rehabilitation
Palliative care and pain management

What level of assistance is available?
The duration and frequency of visitations provided to a Veteran for community nursing and personal care by NDNS will depend upon the client's assessed clinical need.

Is there a cost?
DVA Community Nursing is funded by the Australian Government through the Department of Veterans Affairs. There is no cost to program recipients.
Where can I get more information?
Department of Veterans Affairs website www.dva.gov.au
or by telephone on 133 254
If you would like to discuss any further information please contact NDNS on 49538 444


Programme: DVA Veterans Homecare
What is Veterans' Home Care?
Veterans’ Home Care (VHC) is designed to assist veterans, war widows and widowers with low level care needs to remain in their own homes for longer and avoid premature admission to residential care.
The VHC program is part of the DVA plan to ensure veterans and war widow/widowers maintain optimal health, wellbeing and independence.

What services are available under the program?
VHC provides a range of home care services designed to meet your needs including:

Domestic Assistance: assistance with domestic tasks such as household cleaning, dishwashing, clothes washing and ironing, shopping for the veteran and bill paying.

Personal Care: includes assistance with daily self-care tasks, such as eating, bathing, toileting, dressing, grooming, getting in and out of bed and moving about the house.

Safety-related home and garden maintenance: may include tasks such as replacing light bulbs and tap washers or other tasks that you and the service provider agree upon. The focus of home and garden maintenance services is to assist in keeping the home safe and habitable by minimising environmental health and safety hazards that may
impact on you in and around your home. Home and garden maintenance does not include major home repairs such as gutter replacement, landscaping and garden tasks such as branch lopping, tree felling or tree removal.

Respite Care: providing temporary relief for a carer who has the responsibility for a veteran or war widow/widower requiring ongoing care, attention and support. It is defined as an alternative form of care that enables the carer to have a break.

Social Support: Social support can involve a numbers of tasks, it can include assisting clients in social activities, attending recreational activities and reminder calls.

Who is eligible to be assessed to receive services?
To be assessed for Veterans' Home Care services you must be:
an Australian veteran or mariner; or
a widow or widower of an Australian veteran or mariner;
and have:
a Repatriation Health Card—for All Conditions (Gold Card) or
a Repatriation Health Card—for Specific Conditions (White Card).

Access to services
To arrange an assessment for services, call the Veterans' Home Care assessment agency on 1300 55 0450. Please only call this number for assessment information.

Is there a cost?
VHC services are subsided by the Australian Government through the Department of Veterans Affairs. There is a fee co-payment required to be paid by the program recipient. This will be determined by the VHC assessment agency.

If you would like to discuss any further information please contact NDNS on 49538 444


In Home Nursing Services in the Newcastle and Lake Macquarie Region

Nursing services refer to professional nursing care provided by a registered or enrolled nurse who is employed in a nursing capacity

Who can refer?
Referrals may be made from any source (i.e. self referral, family members, carers, ACAT, General Practitioner, Hospital Discharge Planner, agencies).

How do I access the service?
You can access the service by contacting My Aged Care for clients over 65 years - 1800 200 422 or if you are a client under 65 years you can contact CHSP on 1300 205 268.
An assessment will be completed to determine eligibility and appropriateness of the service.

What clinical nursing services do we provide?
NDNS provides a range of nursing activities delivered by a Registered Nurse or an Enrolled Nurse. Based on your assessed clinical needs, nursing activities offered may include:

Teaching individuals and carers how best to manage their daily care in the home environment
Providing information on general health care and other community support services available and giving advice on the management of particular health problems such as diabetes and incontinence
Clinical assessment
Direct clinical nursing care based on the nurse’s level of qualifications and registration
Personal care for clients where service provision by a nurse is required due to particular health conditions, unstable health and/or complex needs
Supervising and training personal care workers who provide direct care
Providing health information and education
Co-ordinating home health care services and monitoring an individual’s health status and/or care plan

Who is eligible for assistance?
The target group is frail older people, people with a disability and their carers living in the Newcastle and Lake Macquarie region

What level of assistance is available?
The amount of assistance offered to a potential client depends on their assessed individual needs.

What are the costs?
An affordable fee for service applies. We will discuss fees with you and your family or representative. People who feel financially disadvantaged are not excluded from receiving services and should discuss this matter with a coordinator.

How do we meet our client’s special needs?
NDNS services are planned to meet the individual needs of clients. Care plans are developed with consideration for a client’s specific language, cultural and religious requirements.

Is there after hours support?
Yes. A support person will be on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Can I have an advocate?
An advocate of your choice is welcome during the assessment. If you require on advocate, we can recommend an advocacy service or will contact the advocate/advocacy service of your choice.


Programme: National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)

Offering choice, independence and inclusion for people with disabilities.

Who can refer?
Participants of the NDIS or their family members, as well as the participants coordinators.

How do I access the service?
You can access the service by calling us - Newcastle Disability Network Solutions on 02 4953 8444.

What supports do we provide?
Daily living activities - including personal care and community participation
Domestic and household activities
Assessment and supports by a Registered Nurse
Support coordination

Who is eligible for assistance?
Participants of the NDIS.

What level of assistance is available?
The amount of assistance offered to a potential client depends on the plan and supports funded by the NDIS.

How do we meet our client’s special needs?
NDNS services are planned to meet the individual needs of clients. Care plans are developed with consideration for a client’s specific language, cultural and religious requirements.

Is there after hours support?
Yes. A support person will be on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Can I have an advocate?
An advocate of your choice is welcome during the assessment. If you require on advocate, we can recommend an advocacy service or will contact the advocate/advocacy service of your choice.