Nurse Maude



Nurse Maude Services

Nurse Maude provides nursing and home support services to more than 400,000 people. Each year, more than a million hours go into providing district and specialist nursing, home support services, care co-ordination, specialist hospice palliative care, stomal and continence services and allied support services including health and mobility equipment, linen, and meals.

Our reputation for delivering consistently high quality nursing and homecare is due, in no small measure, to the experience, professionalism, commitment and sheer drive of our people. Nurse Maude is also a significant investor in the future of community health care, with its Foundation establishing the New Zealand Institute of Community Healthcare to ensure that research and innovation in our sector is well supported.

Telephone: (03) 375 4200 Fax: (03) 355 2051. Email:

 Community Nursing: While the principles and values are the same, nursing has been transformed by continual advances in training, research, and technology. Nurse Maude provides community nursing for anyone who needs care so, wherever possible, they can remain in their own home, rather than enter a hospital or residential care, or to support them in returning to their own home or community after receiving hospital care.

Our Community Nursing team of Registered Nurses provides clinical assessment and care, while our highly skilled team of Enrolled Nurses and Health Care Assistants provide ongoing care and support. Our Liaison Nurses assists with discharge and transition planning from hospital back to the client's home.

Working with clients to decide a plan, the Community Nursing Team provides clinical care including IV therapy, wound care, eye drops, catheter care and medication management, as well as care for people with diabetes, and palliative needs.

Health treatment, advice and support is provided in our client's own homes. Within Christchurch city, there is the security of nursing support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Rural areas have access to telephone support from a district nurse. If you need nursing care at home, accessing Nurse Maude's Community Nursing service is simple; your General Practitioner or hospital staff will contact the Central Coordination Centre with a referral.

Simply ask for Nurse Maude as your preferred provider. Services are provided free to eligible New Zealand Residents. Prearranged support is available for people who don't meet residency requirements. Please contact Nurse Maude directly for information about this. Community Nursing can also provide information about additional Nurse Maude services and products.

Telephone: (03) 375 4200. Fax: (03) 355-6085. Email:

Diabetes Service

Nurse Maude provides assistance, support and information for people newly diagnosed with diabetes and their families in their own home or workplace from Monday to Friday 8.00am-5.00pm, including assistance with the start of insulin or changes in medication.

Access to this service is by referral through the Diabetes Centre, Diabetes Specialist, doctor or hospital and is free of charge. Community Nursing gives ongoing support to diabetics via a 24 hour, seven day a week service.

Clinic Hours: By appointment 8.00am to 5.00pm, Monday-Friday, at 35 Mansfield Avenue, Christchurch. Home visits are by arrangement.

Dietitian Service

Nurse Maude's Dietitian Service is primarily for wound and palliative care patients and is free of charge for those receiving these, and other, services from Nurse Maude. The service is provided by a New Zealand-registered dietitian. The Dietician Service provides an assessment of dietary needs for a wide range of medical conditions and support to caregivers.

Dietary information to promote wellbeing, and monitoring and adjustment of nutritional programmes for people with life-limiting illnesses, is also available either in our clients' homes, (if they are unable to travel), or at the dietitians clinic at Nurse Maude.

Clients can be referred by other health care professionals within Nurse Maude such as Community Nursing, Specialist Nursing Services, Home Care, Hospice and Palliative Care or the Nurse Maude Hospital.

Clinic Hours: 8.30am-2.00pm, Monday-Friday with clinics held on Wednesdays at 35 Mansfield Avenue, Christchurch.

Wound Care/Wound Management Service

Nurse Maude's Wound Management Service is for people who need specialist assessment of their wounds and those who have, or are at risk of developing, leg ulcers.

The service provides specialist wound care clinics where nurses can assess, manage and advise on chronic or complex wounds, or leg ulcers. They also provide care plans and follow-up programmes aimed at preventing wounds, including compression hosiery for leg ulcers.

Clients are referred by their GP, Practice Nurse, District Nurse, hospital or specialist, or may contact the Wound Management Service themselves. The Wound Management Service will advise if charges will be covered by ACC or the Canterbury District Health Board, or if they need to be paid by the client.

The service also provides consultation and advice on wound management to GP's, community and practice nurses, rest homes and private hospitals.

Clinic Hours: 8.30am-4.30pm, Monday-Friday, 35 Mansfield Avenue, Christchurch. Clinics are also held at 49 Blackett St, Rangiora.

Continence Service:

Nurse Maude's Continence Advisory Service provides confidential support, assessment, treatment, education and continence products for anyone over four years of age. We can help if you: have difficulty getting to the toilet on time, make frequent visits to the toilet, day or night, have bladder leakage when coughing, sneezing or exercising, or if you have bowel leakage or other bowel problems.

Our service also includes advice and information about catheter management, liaison with other health professionals and agencies, and information and education for the community and health professionals.
Consultations are with a continence advisor, who is a registered nurse or physiotherapist with further training in the specialist area of continence management. Our service can be accessed directly by clients, or their families/whanau, their doctor, surgeon or hospital.

Clients living in the Canterbury area do not have to pay for consultations or treatment. Continence supplies are partially subsidised however there will be a charge if clients choose to have supplies sent to them by courier.

Clinic Hours: By appointment 8.00am-5.00pm, Monday-Friday at 35 Mansfield Avenue, Christchurch. Clinics are also held at 49 Blackett Street, Rangiora.