Community Nurse Service
Community Nurse Service specialises in continence assessment and care.
Bladder and bowel problems affect one in four Australians across the lifespan and can affect people of any age and from any walk of life.
This includes problems that are caused by illnesses, injuries or diseases.
It may also be due to a problem you were born with.
The nurses employed by Community Nurse Service have experience dealing with these issues and are here to help.
Who Are We?
About Community Nurse Service
Community Nurse Service PTY LTD is a nurse-led organisation providing specialist continence care in the community. All nurses employed by CNS have the minimum qualification of being a Registered Nurse. All nurses have completed many years of clinical work in a variety of settings.
CNS can provide assistance to any person across their lifespan, male or female.
Services Available To You
Each person has a unique life path which may to lead them to needing some help with continence issues. We will look at each part of your unique situation during the assessment process. You may be required to complete some diaries to help with this process.
Conservative Management Strategies
Once the assessment is complete, then a range of strategies aimed at improving your particular problem will be suggested.
Access to Government Schemes
One part of these strategies may include applying to Commonwealth and/or State Government schemes for financial help with continence supplies.
This will be dependent on your eligibility for the schemes.
In some cases, the best medical way to manage bladder problems is with a urinary catheter. In this situation where a catheter has been inserted either through the urethra (IDC) or through the abdomen (SPC), receiving timely and correct education about the care of the catheter will make this experience as positive as it can be. The nurses at Community Nurse Service are here to help you.
Education & Care
Community Nurse Services can provide you with current evidence based education and strategies to assist you in managing your bowel or bladder problems.
Access to Supplies
Help will also be given to help you access supplies for the care of your catheter or other incontinence supplies so that purchases of unnecessary equipment is avoided.
Home visits are available in the following locations:
Brisbane (Northside), Buderim, Maryborough, Hervey Bay, Childers, Bundaberg, Gladstone and Calliope.
* This extends to a 30-minute radius from these locations and other areas can be negotiated.
Phone assessments may also be suitable for some people.
Costs & Funding
NDIS, DVA, NIIS and Home Care Packages
→ Community Nurse Service PTY LTD is a Registered NDIS provider. Provider number 4050066722.
Care is provided at Clinical Nurse Consultant rate for Sandra and Della and Clinical Nurse rate for Catherine and Ariana.
→ National Injury Insurance Scheme clients are also invoiced at the NDIS price.
→ Community Nursing provider with DVA. Provider number: 9722181T
→ Under Home Care Packages, brokerage can be arranged so that the care is funded from the package.
→ Some private health funds will provide a rebate for Community Home Nursing.
→ All nurses are Registered Providers with BUPA.
Fees for clients paying privately ($140 per hour)
- Travel charges will apply *
* Wherever possible, travel is shared between client visits in a similar geographical location
Payment of Fees
Where funding is available clients will have their invoice sent directly to their funding body.
Privately paying clients will be provided an invoice and payment can be made by Direct Bank transfer (preferred), cash at the visit or payment taken over the phone from a VISA card.
We have several forms and information that are downloadable and printable if needed.
Although it is ideal to have a referral from your GP or Specialist, it is not essential except in the case of needing a catheter change, then an annual referral must be received from a medical practitioner.
Veterans must have a referral from their GP.
An up-to-date list of your current health problems and current medications will be required.