Who are the providers?

Who are the providers?

Royal District Nursing Service New Zealand  

Royal District Nursing Service New Zealand (RDNS NZ) has been providing home and community support services in New Zealand since 2009. RDNS NZ is a registered charity and a subsidiary of Royal District Nursing Service Limited which has been providing nursing and community care services in Australia since 1885.

RDNS NZ is fully compliant with the Home and Community Support Sector Standards and is committed to working collaboratively with local providers and funders to provide world class services.


We employ Registered Health professionals (including Nurses and Occupational Therapists) to conduct client assessments, co-ordinate care and deliver community nursing under a Restorative Model. Our Support Workers receive extensive training to provide high quality services to our clients. Private services are also delivered to clients under a private fee for service basis.

RDNS NZ looks forward to bringing our experience and capability to deliver innovative, best practice Home and Community services in the Southern district.

Please visit. www.rdns.org.nz

Healthcare of New Zealand

HCNZ is New Zealand's largest provider of community-based health and disability services. For over 20 years they have been working with and supporting people in the Southern district to enjoy greater independence and quality of life

Healthcare of New Zealand is supportive of Southern DHB initiative to give clients a choice of provider and support workers, matched to their clinical and support needs. The initiative is part of the new model of care to Home and Community Support Services, which will bring significant benefits to people in the Southern communities for years to come.

 Healthcare NZ

Within the Southern district, Healthcare of New Zealand (HCNZ), which includes Nursing New Zealand, directly employs 567 support workers, over half of which have a national certificate qualification in health disability and aged support foundation skills.

HCNZ employs 20 coordinators, four managers and 21 Registered Health Professionals in the Southern communities. They are supported by a national infrastructure with a strong and experienced leadership team.

The HealthCare NZ service provides community based health and disability services nationally in all communities throughout New Zealand. Every day across the country 7,500 HCNZ staff support on average 18,000 clients.

For more information about Healthcare of New Zealand click here

Access Homehealth

Access, a not-for-profit organisation, is one of New Zealand's leading healthcare providers, specialising in home-based support.  We have been supporting New Zealanders since 1927 when the 'bush nurses' provided homecare services as part of the Women's Division Federated Farmers (WDFF).  In those days much of New Zealand was rural and our founders' vision was to bring quality home-based care to all parts of the country. WDFF has since become Rural Women New Zealand, and the homecare service they pioneered has grown into Access.

 Access Homehealth

We work with the Ministry of Health, District Health Boards and ACC, to care for more than 14,000 people around the country and have had a commitment to home-based support in the Southern area for over six decades.


Access has extensive experience in other major New Zealand population centres, delivering the flexible client focused services being introduced by Southern District Health Board.


We continue to embrace our founder's legacy of quality services and the ideals of caring, strength, loyalty, perseverance and equality.

Access Homehealth is pleased to be working with the Southern DHB and Southern community. For more information about us, please visit our website Access Homehealth.