About The District Nurses
The District Nurses has been providing in home community care since 1896. 2015 saw the organisation receive the Aged care Tasmanian Professional of the Year award, while in 2014 The District Nurses received the Tasmanian Aged Care Organisation of the year award.
Recent years has seen the organisation expand statewide through receiving federal funding through the Better Access to Palliative Care funding to develop the hospice@HOME (h@H) programme, also the expansion of the division of Team care Tasmania State wide. h@H wrap around packages of care are aimed at addressing gaps in current services for people at end of life wishing to die at home. h@H can fill those gaps so patients and families are fully supported in fulfilling end of life wishes enabling people to remain at home within their community at end of life, or for much longer than otherwise has been able to be achieved. Packages are delivered by engaging current service providers, hospice@HOME works with over 50 community service providers across the state to deliver end of life packages.
The District Nurses are federally and state funded under the Commonwealth Home Support programme for people over 65yrs, and Home and Community Care Program for people under 65yrs, to deliver community support services such as nursing, personal care and domestic assistance in the South of the State. They also offer a statewide service for the private sector through Team Care Tasmania (TCT), which offers many services for the public and organisations, including nursing, personal care, domestic assistance, gardening and maintenance. TCT work with many organisations to deliver services to these sectors, including Veterans Home Care.
Easy access to 'in home' end of life care
It is now easier than ever for Tasmanians to die at home surrounded by family and friends, supported by experienced mult…