Community Nursing Care - Hamilton Nursing Team


Hospice Care at Home is offered within Hamilton City, Ngaruawahia and Cambridge by our specialist palliative care team, in collaboration with your GP or other health provider. On your referral, a registered nurse, skilled in the holistic care of patients who have a terminal illness, will be assigned to co-ordinate your care.

We aim to provide compassionate and skilled palliative care in collaboration with you, your family/whānau, GP and other health providers.

This care is primarily provided within your own home; it also includes support if you are in a rest home.

What does care provided by our Hamilton Nursing Team include?
• Assessing your needs and working with you and your family/whānau to develop individual plans of care.
• Help with symptom management.
• Support and education for you and your family/whānau regarding ongoing care requirements.
• Support from a palliative medicine doctor and nurse practitioner.
• Communication with other health professionals such as your general practitioner and/or specialist.
• Referral to other services – e.g. home help, personal care and respite care.
• Assisting and coordinating referrals to residential care or hospital level care facilities if required.
• Loan of medical equipment
• Providing ongoing emotional, social and spiritual support in collaboration with the Hospice Waikato Family Services team.
• Connecting you with skilled support volunteers who are able to spend time listening in a warm and supportive way if you feel this would help.

Hamilton Nursing Team hours
The Hamilton Nursing Team is available for in-home visits Monday to Friday. There is an urgent on-call overnight service for patients already under Hospice care, seven nights a week.

Please call our main telephone line for this service – 07 859 1260 or 0800 HOSPICE.

After hours your call will be answered by a registered nurse based in our Inpatient Unit.