Referrals can be made by patients, GPs, hospitals, community services and families.
Referrals can be made by phoning the Northern Sydney Local Health District Health Contact Centre on 1300 732 503, Monday to Friday 7:30am to 6:00pm
Referrals are assessed by the Nursing Unit Manager of each centre to ensure they are appropriate and that patient and staff safety has been considered.
Northern Sydney Home Nursing Service require that all patients have medical supervision from either a Medical Practitioner or a hospital, and the patient will be asked to provide consent for the service to contact the GP and other relevant service providers when necessary.
This is a free service, however we do receive payment for people whose care may be covered by Insurance (including the National Disability Insurance Scheme [NDIS]) or are eligible Veterans.
Where nursing is funding within packages of care (Home Care Packages) the package provider is charged for nursing care provided.