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Community Nursing

DVA Community Nursing Program

DVA provides veterans and war widows and widowers (entitled persons) with access to a range of quality health care and related services, including community nursing services, at DVA's expense.

The DVA Community Nursing Program provides home community nursing services for entitled persons to meet their assessed clinical and personal care needs.

The aim of DVA's Community Nursing Program is to enhance the independence and health outcomes of the entitled person by avoiding early admission to hospital and/or residential care through access to community nursing services. These community nursing services are delivered by registered nurses, enrolled nurses and nursing support staff.

Community nursing update

Changes are being made to the Community Nursing Schedule of Fees, taking effect 1 January 2019. There are three new item categories, as follows: 

  • Overnight Clinical and Personal Care
  • Three Times Daily (TDS) Care
  • Second Workers.

Additional nursing consumables item numbers will also be added, increasing the limit from $500 to $1,000.

In addition to the new item numbers being introduced, prior approval requirements for additional travel and extensions to exceptional case status are being changed.

Further information on these changes are available in Bulletin No. 10 and in the Notes for Community Nursing Providers (below).

A printable flyer, which lays out the changes, is available from the following:

Resources for feedback

DVA will be developing a range of resources for providers of the Community Nursing Program. These resources will be provided for comment and feedback.

Feedback can be provided by completing the survey. Feedback will be accepted until 31 January 2019.

Terms & conditions — provision of community nursing services — effective October 2018

Notes for Community Nursing Providers (Notes) effective March 2017

Education resources

DVA Community Nursing Schedule of Fees

Other pages

Community Nursing Bulletins

Ready Reckoners

Quality Management Framework

Community nursing providers are required to participate in performance monitoring processes. These processes ensure quality community nursing services are being delivered.

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