Emergency Information

Home and Community Services

District Nursing Service

This service is jointly funded by the Victorian and Australian Governments through the HACC Program.
 
The District Nursing Service’s major objective is to ensure high quality professional nursing care for people with short or long term health issues or disabilities, who choose to remain in their own homes. Professional nurses provide individualized care including:
 

  1. Clinical assessment
  2. Medications/injections
  3. Wound management
  4. Ongoing- monitoring to assist wellbeing 
  5. Diabetes education/ maintenance
  6. Continence management
  7. Health education and promotion
  8. Referrals to allied health professionals and other services

Who is appropriate to receive District Nursing?

Predominantly the District Nursing Service provides services to frail older people, younger people with disabilities and carers of these two groups.  Services may be provided to other people who require nursing care in their own homes at a cost and if resources are available.
 
Eligibility of each person will be individually assessed. This program is supported by funding from the Commonwealth and Victorian Governments under the HACC program.
 

Hospital in the Home (HITH)

Hospital In The Home provides suitable hospital level acute health care for people in their own homes, in conjunction with accredited General Practitioners & Specialists. It is an extension of the Benalla Hospital inpatient service.
 
Who is appropriate to receive Hospital in the Home?
 
People are eligible for treatment by the Hospital in the Home program if:-

  1. the acute care they require is suitable for treatment at home.
  2. they live within 20 kilometres of the city boundary.
  3. they have a carer residing with them who is willing and able to be involved in their care.
  4. they have a home which is safe and conducive to the program for example, has a telephone and safe access. 

Referral
Referral is arranged by your doctor.
 

Palliative Care

Palliative Care is care for people with a life threatening illness and their families.
Palliative Care involves a team effort with health professionals (doctors, nurses, social workers, volunteers etc.) working together to provide care for the ill person and their family.
Palliative Care offers support by helping people live a meaningful life through:

  • Assistance with the relief of pain and other distressing symptoms.
  • Provide culturally sensitive care recognising that any illness impacts on the whole person:- physically, socially, emotionally and spiritually.
  • Respect for a person’s right to make choices.
  • Provision of support for carers, family and friends, including bereavement support.

Who is appropriate for Palliative Care?
Anyone who has a life threatening illness. 
 
Area Serviced
Benalla, Mansfield, Euroa, Violet town, Strathbogie and surrounds.
 
Referral
Referral may come from the individual themselves, their doctor, family or friends.

Telephone Contact Details

Benalla and Euroa District Nursing Services
8.00am - 8.00pm Monday - Friday
8.00am - 9.00pm Saturday & Sunday
Public Holidays   (limited service).
 
Phone: 5761 4258 
Fax Number: 5761 4211
 
After hours  
Leave message on answering machine.

Hospital in the Home

After hours Contact Benalla Health on 5761 4222

ask for Nursing Coordinator or contact your Doctor.

Palliative Care

8am - 4.30pm Monday - Friday
Phone: 5761 4207
Fax Number: 5761 4211
 

Day Activities

9.00am – 3.00pm Tuesday – Friday
Telephone Number 5761 4313 

HARP

9.00am – 3.30pm Monday – Wednesday and Friday
Telephone Number 5761 2223
 

SACS

9.00am – 3.30pm Monday – Wednesday and Friday
Telephone Number 5761 2223