On the Road
In addition to quality hospital facilities, the KDH Macedon Ranges Community Nursing team gets on the road right across the Macedon Ranges, to deliver thousands of home visits each year.
Our friendly professionals deliver expertise, equipment and empathy to support you to remain independent in your own home.
Because we’re a local hospital and a healthcare hub we understand the transition between hospital and home, and we make it easier for you to move between them as you need to – including contact with the larger tertiary hospitals.
Our highly skilled team is multi-disciplinary and includes qualified nurses, occupational therapists and physios, plus 24/7 access to urgent care with GPs and specialist nurses at the hospital.
Macedon Ranges Community Nursing
Our MRCN team delivers a range of care programs from different funding streams:
- District Nursing
- Hospital in the Home
- Post-Acute Care
- Transition Care Program
- Life-Limiting Illness care
- Palliative Respite Care
It can be confusing to understand what care program you need, but we can help you to work out what you’re eligible for, so that you can access the program that best meets your needs, whether it’s private or through NDIS or My Aged Care.
Our network means we can help you to navigate the healthcare system to connect with the right services, resources and professionals.
Nurses Who Visit You
As you get older or if you become unwell you might need a hand to manage your day-to-day health, like diabetes, wounds or chronic pain management. Maybe you just need a little support as you recover from a hospital stay.
Our Macedon Ranges Community Nursing team can help you to maintain your independence, and to stay at home and in your community for longer.
Experienced nurses are available for people of all ages, to help treat or manage your health. You might need assistance dressing a wound, looking after a catheter or managing medication.
We make it easy for you to access quality support without having to travel or rely on the availability of friends or family. We’ll get on the road to visit and care for you at home. You can be reassured that you’re in the hands of qualified professionals, who are well trained and connected as part of your local hospital.
How a District Nurse Can Help
- Chronic disease management (e.g. diabetes)
- Health education and advocacy (e.g. care plans)
- Medication management (e.g. monitor usage)
- Observations and assessment (e.g. blood pressure)
- Pain and symptom management (e.g. nausea)
- Palliative care (in hospital and at home)
- Wound care (e.g. changing dressings).
Access a Nurse at Home
- Give us a call Monday to Friday on 5422 9911
- Your GP, health professional or case manager can refer you (referrals can be sent via fax to: 5422 9917)
- Select us as your NDIS or MyAgedCare nursing provider.