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Registered Nurse Service

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Our Registered Nurses provide a range of clinical supports for our members and their whanau. A Nurse can also talk to your health team, education provider and workplace, to improve understanding and to discuss care and accommodations.  


The Registered Nurse Service is free and is delivered through home visits, zoom consultations, and other interactions to people of all ages.  


An initial assessment involves discussing your previous medical history, your current situation and what ongoing supports you may need.  


Areas of support may include: 

  • Clinical support for symptom management and obtaining a diagnosis.  

  • Short term loan of a wearable activity tracker, to help monitor the impact of your activity on your symptoms, and to assist you to pace within your energy envelope.

  • Advocacy with GP’s, Physicians, allied health, employers, education providers, whānau and others. 

  • Management plans for students attending the Southern Regional Health School. (SRHS is a state school for children in Years 1 to 13 who are unwell.) 

  • Referrals to allied health and other external supportive services (including CDHB Occupational Therapy, CDHB LTS-CHC (Long Term Support – Chronic Health Conditions), Pegasus Health PCW (Partnership Community Workers), Comcare – Peer Support, Total Mobility Card) 

  • Applications for the Hāpai Access Card which give people with disabilities better access and support from retailers and public areas.  


Due to funding constraints, our Registered Nurse Service is only available to people who have or suspect they have ME/CFS or Long Covid in the Canterbury and West Coast regions. The exception to this is for young people from throughout the South Island who attend the Southern Regional Health School. 


To access this service:

To refer yourself to the Registered Nurse Service, sign up as a member and note on the form what help would be beneficial, and one of our team will be in touch.


Existing members can email us to request a referral to the Registered Nurse Service. 


Our Nurses aim to contact all new referrals within 10 working days. There may be a waiting list for the initial appointment. 


Our Registered Nurse team is also available to provide general information about ME/CFS to medical professionals and community-based service providers.

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