APPOINTMENTS Nursing services require a referral.
For an appointment please call your nearest location below.
|T: 5671 9200
T: 5671 3500
T: 5951 2100
BCCHS offers a complete package of nursing services including;
- Palliative Care
- District Nursing
- Community Nursing
- Chronic Disease Management
- Outreach Refugee Nursing
- Diabetes Education & Care
- GP Clinic for people receiving palliative care
- Hearing Assessments.
Our Nurses are friendly caring professionals who can assist you with wound care, general nursing care, hygiene assessments and assistance. Hospital in the home, post acute care following discharge from hospital, and monitoring of wellbeing can be included into your individualised care plan. We can organise or provide support and advice to family members and carers, advocacy, referral and liaison with other healthcare agencies including medical and nursing equipment hire it is all apart of our personalised nursing services.
All Nursing services require a referral usually from your Doctor.
BCCHS can refer clients to internal or external services as required and for palliative care a family member or other organisation can provide the referral. See below for more detailed information on all of BCCHS’ Nursing Services.
Palliative Care is an holistic approach for people who are facing a life threatening illness, and includes physical, emotion, social, cultural and psychosocial aspects of care. The focus is not on curing but on managing symptoms, providing comfort and support to achieve the optimum quality of life for our clients, families and carers.
A 24-hour on-call support service is available for all Palliative clients. A referral is required usually from a doctor, but a client family member may contact our Palliative Care Coordinator on 5671 9200 for further information or support.
Our seven days a week service offers: wound care, general nursing care, hygiene assessments and assistance, hospital in the home, post acute care following discharge from hospital, monitoring of wellbeing, support and advice to family members and carers, advocacy, referral and liaison with other healthcare agencies and medical and nursing equipment hire.
This service offers monitoring of clients with certain chronic conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure, and nutrition and weight management issues. Advice, information and support is available on managing to Quit Smoking, and other conditions including incontinence, wound care, medication supervision and administration, adolescent issues, menopause, menstruation, PMT, contraception information, breast care and breast examination, childbirth issues, post natal depression, pregnancy counselling and information and advice on sexually transmitted diseases.
For further information please ring your nearest location.
The Chronic Disease Management Program provides assessment and care planning to assist clients living with chronic disease to manage their illness. Diseases include diabetes, cardio vascular disease, respiratory disease (including chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and/or asthma) and arthritis (osteo and/or rheumatoid and/or osteoporosis).
Health Coaching is a part of this program and our Chronic Disease Management Nurse, Paul Greenhalgh, will be available Mondays and Wednesdays to assist people who have chronic diseases (such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, respiratory disease, arthritis).
This service aims to assist you to minimise the impact illness has on your life by setting realistic goals that improve your health and well being. Health Coaching provides health education, health recommendations and behaviour change assistance. By taking action early in your chronic disease process you may delay its progression and live a longer, happier and fuller life. Health Coaching recognises that you are the expert in your life and that you have the capacity to find solutions to issues with the support of your own coach.
A referral is required for this service. Please ring the BCCHS location closest to you for further information.
A new development is to improve access to health services for refugees. Wonthaggi is home to a number of Sudanese and Thai – Burmese refugees, and this role of the refugee nurse involves direct involvement with the clients as well as assisting with capacity building of local health services, increasing provision and Intake of services relevant to the individuals needs.
If you require an interpreter you can contact Translating and Interpreter service (TIS) on 131 450 and ask them to telephone Bass Coast Community Health Service at your nearest location.
Diabetes Education is a planned process that aims to help people improve their ability to live with diabetes and be as healthy as possible. The Diabetes Educator will see any person and or family member with diabetes.
Also available are ongoing support groups and a wide range of diabetic supplies, some monitoring and testing, and resources including the National Diabetes Supply Scheme.
For an appointment please ring your closest BCCHS location
This clinic is currently available for Palliative Clients every Tuesday and alternate Fridays.
Referral is through BCCHS Palliative Care Service. Contact Palliative Care Coordinator on 5671 9200 for further information.
BCCHS can provide hearing assessments for anyone, including children from school age upwards. General advice on hearing loss and hearing aids including application forms for hearing aids for pensioners. For more information on the Tinnitus Support Group, or to make an appointment please ring your closest location.