Eastern Short Community Nursing Brochure

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Eastern Short Community Nursing Brochure

Clinic 8:00 am to 4:30 pm Monday to Friday
Home Visits 8:00 am to 9:00 pm 7 days

Services Available

Our nursing service includes assessing and coordinating individual’s health care needs in a client centred approach to facilitate:

  • hospital avoidance
  • early discharge and clinical care
  • chronic conditions self management

This includes:

  • Complex medication management – including support and administration of medication via various routes and devices
  • Simple and complex wound management
  • Continence advice and support with:
    • indwelling and suprapubic urinary catheter care and changes
    • stoma care
    • associated referrals
  • holistic, inclusive palliative care service in association with specialist consultants. Including:
  • symptom management
  • pain control
  • end of life care and planning
  • bereavement and grief support
  • referrals

Pathways to Change Chronic Conditions Programs

Group and individual programs to enhance self management for people with chronic conditions

  • Self Management Programs
  • Lifestyle Management
  • Group Work
  • Monitoring/Telehealth
  • Mentoring
  • Provision of care coordination/case management and referral pathways

Leg Club

“Leg Clubs aim to provide leg ulcer management in a social environment, where members are treated collectively and the emphasis is on social interaction, participation, empathy and peer support where positive health beliefs are promoted.“

Thursday 10am-2pm Just Drop In

  • Cup of tea and a chat
  • Community based treatment
  • Health Education
  • Ongoing Support

Leg Club impacts positively on healing and staying healed.

Ambulatory Care Centre

Specialising in vascular access

  • Intravenous infusions
  • Intravenous medication administration
  • Central Venous Access devices - PICCs, Infusaports and Hickmans
  • Venesections for hemochromatosis


Working together with the client, the GP and other service providers to develop a holistic approach to care, to achieve the best possible outcomes.

  • Client Centred
  • Hospital avoidance
  • Multidisciplinary Team
  • Allied health and Nursing specialists
  • Health Promotion



  • $5.00 - 1 visit per week

  • $10.00 - 2 or more visits per week


  • $20.00 - 1 visit per week
  • $30.00 - 2 or more visits per week

A waiver of fees may be considered in certain circumstances. Further info may be obtained from the Community Health Nurse.

In Case of Emergency
Dial 000


Eastern Shore Community Nursing

Clarence Integrated Care Centre
16 – 22 Bayfield St
Bellerive 7018

Phone: (03) 6282 0350
Fax: (03) 6282 0355

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Community Nurses

Hours: 8:00 am to 9:00 pm - 7 Days

Community Nursing Clinic

Hours: 8:00 am to 4:30 pm - Monday to Friday


Referrals can be made by anyone:-

  • Individuals
  • Family
  • GPs
  • Carers
  • Health care providers

The individual’s consent is required

Tasmanian Care Point
Ph; 1300 769 699
Fax: 1300 721 611