District Nursing

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September 4, 2012

This service is supported by funding from the Australian and Victorian Governments under the HACC program.

The District Nursing Service (DNS) is quality professional nursing care provided by Registered Nurses.  It is available to people of all ages with any medical problem or disability who choose to be cared for in their home.  The aim is to encourage clients to achieve a level of independence that will allow them to remain at home.  The role of the DNS is to also provide support for carers.

A wide range of services is offered including:

  • Wound care
  • Continence care
  • Leg ulcer management
  • Diabetes management
  • Stomal care
  • Palliative care
  • Paediatric care
  • Breast care support
  • Medication management
  • IV therapy including IV administration of drugs
  • Central Venous Catheters including PICCS, Ports & Hickmans
  • Home oxygen therapy


Areas serviced include:

  • Hamilton and within an 11 km boundary (8.00am - 9.30pm, 7 days per week)
  • Dunkeld, Cavendish, Penshurst and surrounds (a part time weekday service)
  • Coleraine and surrounds (8.00am – 4.30pm Monday to Friday.

Care for people in outlining areas who do not fall into the designated boundaries can be negotiated with adjoining District Nursing Services.


Hamilton House
Allied Health Centre
Tyers Street
Hamilton Vic 3300

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Dept of Veterans’ Affairs:  http://www.dva.gov.au/Pages/home.aspx

HACC: http://www.health.vic.gov.au/hacc/

AHA Consulting: http://www.ahaconsulting.com.au/

Dept of Health and Ageing: http://www.health.gov.au/internet/main/publishing.nsf


Last updated: 21 June, 2016


Inpatient referrals can be sent via TrakCare; to be preceded by a phone call.

Outpatient or community client referrals can be accepted from all sources. Eligibility is determined by a DNS assessment.

A written referral from a doctor is necessary if any medical treatment is required. 


Hamilton House
Allied Health Centre
Tyers Street
Hamilton Vic 3300

Contact us