Our Videos

These videos provide a real life view of the wonderful people we work with and the work we do at RDNS, including RDNS HomeCare, Rally HomeCare and RDNS New Zealand.

RDNS HomeCare: Charles' Story

Published 29 March 2016

A retired highly respected urologist, Dr Charles Roe was born on Valentine’s Day in 1919. During World War II he was a RAAF medical officer in 76 Squadron in the Trobriand Islands off New Guinea. Seventy years on and 2000 kilometres to the south, absolute peace reigns on South Stradbroke island. RDNS HomeCare assistance helps him to stay on this island which his family has called home for 122 years.

Maggie Beer Foundation and RDNS HomeCare

Published 9 March 2016

We have partnered with the Maggie Beer Foundation to help foster the healthy food message through RDNS HomeCare's home nursing and support network.

RDNS History: Maureen reflects on her years as a district nurse

Updated 18 October 2015

Vale Maureen Lockie
19 August 1922 – 31 August 2015

Maureen Lockie talks about her life as a district nurse back in 1952 when RDNS was known as the Melbourne District Nursing Society. While district nursing has changed significantly with the times, Maureen explains that one fundamental part of the job must always remain: 'patient first'.

RDNS Home Care Packages: Margaret's Story

Published 7 October 2015

Margaret Rowe is 95 years old and resides in Tweed Heads, NSW. She enjoys life to the fullest potential in her own home thanks to a tailored Home Care Package provided by RDNS.

RDNS HomeCare: Wendy's Story

Published 30 September 2015

Port Macquarie resident Wendy King loves RDNS HomeCare! She sums it up simply: “They care, they listen and they provide the services that I need.  Now I have the future to look forward to. I know I will get better and better in my health. I am truly grateful. It makes me feel like I have won the lottery.”

We love Wendy, too! This is her story.

RDNS HomeCare: John & Doreen's Story

Published 30 September 2015

RDNS HomeCare nurse Maria Fox RN, says it is a privilege to look after John Lennard in his Hobart home – and knowing that she is able to take the pressure off his wife, Doreen, gives her enormous satisfaction. This is John and Doreen's story.

RDNS HomeCare: Bill's Story

Published 30 September 2015

Vietnam veteran Bill Ritchie provides inspiration for people who are part of his life in Yanchep, WA – especially the RDNS HomeCare nursing and personal care staff who provide daily support.

RDNS HomeCare: Dorothy's Story

Published 30 September 2015

Water has always been part of Dorothy Hilliger’s life. In her 91 years she has owned half a dozen boats and competed in several yacht races. She loves her Mandurah home and, with RDNS HomeCare's help, she can stay.

RDNS HomeCare: Geoff's Story

Published 30 September 2015

Geoff Tallents cared enough in World War 11 to put his life on the line flying Lancaster bombers –  so much so that the French Government has awarded him the Legion of Honour for his role in the D Day invasion. Now RDNS HomeCare has the honour of caring for him in his Kempsey home.

RDNS New Zealand: Bill's Story

Published 30 September 2015

One in ten adult New Zealanders have signs of chronic kidney disease. Many need dialysis, which can significantly impact their lifestyle and places high demand on hospitals.

RDNS New Zealand is training support workers, like Julie, to look after dialysis clients, like Bill, at home. Here is Julie and Bill's story.

RDNS New Zealand: Des' Story

Published 30 September 2015

Des Hayes lives with a rare neurological disorder called familial spastic paraplegia. This affects parts of his body causing muscle stiffness, spasms and weakness.

Despite the challenges Des faces, his positivity and zest for life is something to admire. His RDNS New Zealand support workers are proud to work with people like Des. This is his story.

Rally HomeCare: Bert's Story

Published 30 September 2015

Meet Aussie veteran Bert Griffiths. Bert is a 100-year-old gentleman receiving home support services from our Rally HomeCare team at his residence in the Adelaide Hills, South Australia.

Working with people like Bert is an absolute privilege. Bert is a hero is every sense of the word. This is his story.

RDNS New Zealand: Maida's Story

Published 30 September 2015

Almost 290,000 Australians and 43,000 New Zealanders currently live with dementia. Through RDNS New Zealand we support thousands of people – many of whom live with dementia. Maida Beale is one of them. This is Maida’s story.

RDNS Telehealth Trial: James' Story

Published 21 January 2015

James Haney thoroughly enjoyed being part of the RDNS Telehealth trial at his Hobart home. With his special monitor on his kitchen table he was able to have ‘virtual visits’ from nurses based in the RDNS Melbourne call center. This is James' story.

About RDNS Group

Published 15 October 2014

RDNS (Royal District Nursing Service) and its group of companies forms Australasia's largest and oldest provider of home nursing and support services. Every day we support thousands of veterans, seniors and others to live their best life at home.