District Nursing

The Bay of Plenty DHB's District Nursing Service provides patient-centred specialist nursing care in the community. This care can be delivered in your home, at school or workplace or at a district nursing clinic.

The District Nurses provide quality nursing care and education for wound care, ulcer treatment, Doppler assessment, continence, oncology (palliative) care, respiratory and oxygen maintenance, stoma management, ACC nursing services, Hospital in the Home service and personal and home care assessment (Tauranga only).

To contact the Tauranga District Nursing service phone 07 579 8000 or Whakatāne District Nursing Service phone 07 3060706 and ask to speak to a District Nurse.

Tauranga District nursing clinics are available from Tauranga Hospital, Lexham Park, Katikati and Te Puke Community Centre.

Whakatāne District Nursing clinics are available from Whakatāne Hospital, Kawerau and Opotiki.

To be seen at any of these clinics you must have an appointment.

You need to be referred to the District Nursing Service following discharge from hospital, from your GP, or other health care professional working in either the hospital or the community.


Hospital in the Home Service

Share with patient Shane and his wife Davina, their experience of using the Hospital in the Home service.

Last updated: May 1, 2020