Who we are

At RDNS we believe one of the best ways to receive healthcare and remain independent is in the comfort and safety of your own home. That’s why, through life-changing events and throughout life’s changes, RDNS is by your side.

RDNS is Australia’s oldest provider of home nursing and health care services. In 1885, the organisation started with two nurses who provided care, medical help, comfort and food to people in need. It has worked with veterans since WW1. Today, RDNS is a leader in providing quality clinical nursing and care services to people in Australia, New Zealand and Asia. In any given year, RDNS makes more than 2 million visits to over 40,000 people, mainly in their own homes.

We offer a wide range of general and specialist care and we operate 24 hours a day, every day of the year. The care we provide enables you to remain in your own home so you can maintain your independence and have some say in your own healthcare.

Home nursing is also beneficial if you’re returning home from hospital. We can ease the transition out of a hospital bed and into the familiarity and comfort of your home environment more quickly.

Your needs are our primary concern, and we consider it a privilege to be allowed into your home to help you. To make sure you get the right care, we will look at your individual situation and prepare a personal, tailored healthcare plan. Where possible, we will also involve your family, friends or carer in planning your healthcare so everyone is part of the plan.

RDNS is also at the forefront of developing innovative home healthcare programs, so we’re always on the lookout for better ways to treat you.

RDNS staff number around 1,600, with over 1,200 nurses and 120 other staff providing personal care, who each year travel in excess of 8 million kilometres to deliver professional nursing and healthcare to those who require it. Basically, we are never far away.

When you need us, whoever you are and wherever you are, we are by your side.

How we are funded

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Annual reports

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