Large community provider kicks off expansion

Australia’s oldest home nursing service has opened 27 new offices in regional Victoria and NSW.

The nation’s oldest home nursing service has launched a major expansion project less than a month after celebrating its 125th anniversary.

The Melbourne-based Royal District Nursing Service (RDNS) has set up 27 new offices in regional Victoria and New South Wales.

The new Victorian services will operate across a broad area, from Wodonga to Ballarat, while the New South Wales operations will focus on Sydney’s northern suburbs and the Illawarra.

The group’s CEO, Dan Romanis says RDNS will bring its experience and expertise to the new services as it looks to build its operations.

“We are very excited to be able to add another option to the healthcare setting in these  areas and that we have an opportunity to work with other local healthcare professionals to help contribute to people’s quality of life,” said Mr Romanis.

“RDNS is about delivering first class nursing care to people in the place that they feel most comfortable, familiar and secure which, in most people’s case, is their home.”

Mr Romanis said healthcare had evolved and now the focus is on providing greater options for clients in their local communities.

RDNS offers a full assessment service and its nurses work closely with clients’ doctors and carers.

The group believes it may take time for residents to become familiar with its services but it is confident that its services will gain a following in their new communities.

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