is too. We care for you in your own home and community whenever possible
for the people of Canterbury
Because it’s always been about
people, not profit.
Caring for the community for more than 125 years
Nurse Maude provides services to more than 400,000 people each year, delivering over a million hours of district and specialist nursing, home support services, hospice and community palliative care and allied support. Complementary to these, are the Health and Mobility shop, linen service and frozen meals service.
The relentless pursuit of better options.
Nurse Maude provides nursing and homecare to some of the most vulnerable in our community. Every dollar goes into providing care for those who need us most…in our hospital, our hospice, clinics, schools and in your community.
What’s new at Nurse Maude?
Baby loving volunteers wanted
Because of our involvement in setting up the volunteer service in the Neo-natal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), the Nurse Maude Crickets Service is often referred prem and multiple birth babies when mums and dads need an extra pair of hands.
Recently we provided intensive, short-term, in-home support for the first few weeks to a new mum from Colombia with premature twins. The mum had a health issue as well as some initial feeding and reflux problems with the babies. Often, the volunteer gave the new mum her only opportunity to shower or take a nap, as well as being a much-needed second pair of hands for feeding, bathing, and winding. “It’s just been amazing! I honestly don’t know how I would have survived without it. All the volunteers are just lovely. I can’t even express how grateful I am. It’s been a lifesaver and just given me such peace of mind having that support”.
The Crickets team are now looking to expand this service for other families in similar situations, especially for multiple births, mums recovering from complex births, parenting alone, or isolated from their usual support systems.
We are recruiting a pool of experienced volunteers who enjoy working with babies and new parents.
Volunteers would be called on a casual, as-needed basis to provide support to new parents in the short and mid-term for two to three hours at a time.
If you or someone you know would like to be involved or you would like more information, please contact Fleur email@example.com
Please note: These roles are subject to police vetting and vaccine mandate (including boosters) requirements.
The Ministry of Health is funding telehealth initiatives that engage people with primary and community healthcare services. The Ministry received 105 applications for funding and Nurse Maude is proud to be one of the 19 successful organisations.
Our project, Hauora Tūhono (Connected Health), focusses on Māori and Pasifika older people with chronic conditions who would benefit from being more engaged with health services. Nurse Maude provides, at no cost to the participant, a blue tooth enabled tablet with health monitoring tools e.g., a thermometer, blood pressure monitor and scales for conditions such as heart failure and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
A research nurse will recruit people into the trial and support them to use the tablet. Participants will be encouraged to connect with general practice, other relevant providers, and their whānau.
The trial aims to improve people’s health and wellbeing through increasing their involvement with primary and community healthcare services. By understanding how people feel about using a tablet and monitoring their health conditions with telehealth, we will be able to evaluate whether this type of service could be rolled out nationally.
The tablets used in this trial are provided by Spritely, a New Zealand company, who have designed the tablets specifically for and with Seniors. Nurse Maude is excited to be working with this innovative company on such an important trial.
We look forward to keeping you updated as the project progresses.
E tu kahikatea, hei wakapae uroroa
Awhi mai, awhi atu, tatou tatou e
Kahikatea stand together; their roots intertwine, strengthening each other
We all help one another and together we will be strong.
Introduction to Wound Care Workshop
This year Nurse Maude is offering an Introduction to Wound Care workshop for Enrolled and Registered Nurses only. Previously we have held Foundations in Wound Care workshops; this session is more clinically relevant with an increased number of case studies.