District Nursing Service Development in New Zealand

Published online: 
30 May 2011


This report highlights the range of creative and responsive district nursing service delivery models. The report goes deeper into four case studies demonstrating how district nurses work providing care to help patients transition across hospital and home boundaries. Moving services closer to the patients, collaborating with providers, and co-locating nurses with other community teams are common themes.

Opportunities and challenges for developing district nursing are identified in areas including; governance, leadership, clinical outcomes, information sharing, and advancing their scope of practice.

Publishing information

  • Date of publication:
    30 May 2011
  • Hardcopy date of publication:
    02 May 2011
  • ISBN:
    978-0-478-37460-5 (Online), 978-0-478-37461-2 (Print)
  • HP number:
  • Citation:
    Ministry of Health. 2011. District Nursing Service Development in New Zealand. Wellington: Ministry of Health.
  • Ordering information:
    Only soft copy available to download
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