The Community Health Service (CHS) provides specialised health care and support to help people live independently and have more control over their own health.
To get help from the CHS, a person must have complex health needs that would risk getting worse without the expertise and help of a registered nurse to manage then. Your GP or other registered health professional must provide referrals to CHS, so contact your family doctor for further information.
Home and Community Support Services
From 1 April 2019 Home and community support services will be provided by Access Community Health and Nurse Maude across the greater Wellington region. Both these organisations are well established and respected home and community support care providers.
What do the April 2019 changes mean for you?
If you are currently receiving services from Access Home Health, they may be transferred to Nurse Maude from 1 April 2019. This change will not affect the level of care you are currently receiving. Find out more about these changes.
The Community Health professional will arrange a time to visit patients in their home or see them at a clinic nearby. Our services cover:
- Assessment and care of complex wounds including specialist wound treatment.
- Continence assessment
- Stoma care - support, management and equipment to enable self care.
- Oncology care
- Home Help (short term)
- Meals on Wheels (short term)
- IV Therapy (short term)
- Assessment for short term personal cares while recovering from an acute illness
It is your responsibility to ensure safe access to your property, a safe environment and that dogs are tied up or locked away when the nurse visits. Please provide a smoke free atmosphere for our nurses.
Please notify us as soon as possible if you are unavailable for a visit or unable to attend a clinic appointment.
If you do not notify the office, the nurse will attempt to contact you one more time. If this is unsuccessful, you will be
discharged to your GP's care.
Hutt Valley CHS Monday to Friday 8am – 4.30pm Phone (04) 570 9148
You will be discharged when you have been assessed as no longer requiring our service. You will be advised of the final visit date and follow up care plan.