Home Nursing Group is a locally-owned home care provider passionate about supporting older people to live safe, healthy and happy lives in their homes. We have been in business since 1985 and offer the security of more than 30 years of specialist aged care experience. By 2010, when the founder retired and sold the business to current owner, Gorm Kirsch, Home Nursing Group was providing almost 30,000 care hours per year to over 250 clients.
Today, we have grown to serve more than 2,000 clients across much of Northern NSW. We have local offices in Armidale, Coffs Harbour, Port Macquarie, Taree and Tamworth.
Home Nursing Group gives you freedom and independence with Home Care Packages and Commonwealth Home Support Programme services available.
Services we provide include:
Home Nursing Group provides home care that’s right for you. We work with you to plan the best care options to suit your needs. You have full choice and control over your Home Nursing Group care services.
We offer some of the lowest administration fees in the industry. We have no exit fees or hidden charges.
We are committed to achieving the highest quality home care. Our team of highly skilled and qualified staff exceed industry standards. Our reliable and friendly Registered Nurses, Enrolled Nurses, Assistants-In-Nursing, and General Support Workers receive on-going training.
All our field staff are proficient in first aid, CPR, infection control, medication management and other skills needed for excellent home care. Many also have specialist training in dementia, palliative care and mental health. The staff delivering your care are backed by industry-leading intake, coordination and clinical teams across the region. With Home Nursing Group, you always talk to real and local people.
This range of skills and local support means that Home Nursing Group offers not only exceptional care but also peace of mind. We can always care for you — no matter what your needs are, today or in the future. We call it “care for life”.
Care at home is an affordable and alternate option to nursing homes and institutional care. It offers a higher quality of life and more choice and control.
Whether you need an occasional helping hand or a live-in carer, Home Nursing Group has the experience, knowledge and a uniquely genuine approach to keep you living independently and happily in your home.
Home Nursing Group offers:
Home Nursing Group is passionate about supporting you to be safe, healthy and happy life in your home. Our goal is to provide excellent service every time, and to make you feel supported and independent.
Home Nursing Group believes that home isn’t just where the heart is – home is where your heart belongs.
Get in touch with our friendly team today.
Home Nursing Group (HNG) was established in 1985, and since 2010 has been owned by Gorm Kirsch, an experienced Aged Care Executive. Gorm has a genuine love, respect and belief to look after older people in our lives and within the community.
Gorm has more than 25 years of experience in health care management, finance and policy, gained in Australia, Asia, Europe and North America from positions with both private and public organisations, including the UK National Health Service, the World Health organisation, Macquarie Bank and B&B Communities/Primelife.
Since 2002, Gorm has worked exclusively in the Australian Aged Care industry. From 2003 – 2006, Gorm ran the then largest for-profit nursing home business in Australia, which lead to the successful turnaround and sale of the business.
Gorm has extensive experience relating to Aged Care in both the community and residential settings, and community nursing in general. With his background in both the public and private sectors, as well as both for-profit and not-for-profit organisations, he is well placed to appreciate and advise on the issues facing the community nursing industry.
Our 120+ staff serve over 2,000 elderly clients in the New England and Mid-North Coast regions. Gorm leads Home Nursing Group to deliver quality care, and the local business accomplishes this by hiring the best people; it’s about having the right people in your home doing what you want, the way you want.
Providing Home Care is not just about providing a service, it’s about bringing love and life to someone’s home.
Kyra Moss joined Home Nursing Group 4 years ago, bringing with her over 12 years of management and project management experience in the health and social sector. With a background in journalism, community services and education both in Australia and overseas, Kyra has for the last 9 years been working in the primary care sector in Australia with extensive experience in workforce recruitment and human resources support, for primary care, and more recently Aged Care with the Home Nursing Group.
Kyra worked in a range of roles including as a Journalist in Thailand, Project Development Officer in Nepal, and a High School Cambridge Exams English Teacher in India. More recently in Australia, she has worked in the management of regionally based education delivery for Health Professionals and medical workforce support, delivery of APNA education for practice nurses, eHealth and telehealth projects for primary care.
As the Chief Operations Officer for Home Nursing Group, Kyra feels privileged to be working in an innovative space of change and growth to support sustainable structural change within the organisation and our ‘passion for people’. In her role, she aims to develop systems to grow staff and support an organisational culture of staff engagement and training.
Passionate about supporting the growth of the sustainable care services in regional areas by growing organisational capacity, she brings with her a robust understanding of change management and skills needed for the effective support of staff.
Cheryl Constance has been with Home Nursing Group (HNG) since 2015 and brings with her over 20 years of experience in medical, surgical and perioperative nursing. Cheryl has extensive experience with staff management, clinical governance, quality in health care, and the delivery and management of education programs.
As Quality and Safety Manager at Home Nursing Group, Cheryl is responsible for all HNG clinical operations, implementing high standards of nursing care and ensuring practices meet all relevant industry benchmarks. Cheryl finds one of the most rewarding aspects of her role is assisting people to reach their full potential, whether they are staff achieving career goals, or clients achieving their ambitions of staying in their home and living life to the fullest.
Prior to her role with Home Nursing Group, Cheryl was the Operative Theatre Manager at Armidale Private Hospital for 12 years. In addition to ensuring the efficient management of a busy unit, her work with the hospital’s Quality Programme contributed to some excellent results for the hospital under the Australian Council of Healthcare Standards (ACHS) accreditation framework.
In 2011 Cheryl was nominated for the Ramsay Health Care ‘Clinical Leader of the Year’ and was ranked in the top three finalists. Cheryl continues to excel in clinical management and leadership here at HNG, with her sound management practices and principles, to deliver the highest quality of care to our customers.
Home Nursing Group welcomed Jo to the team in August 2014 to manage the healthcare software used within the organisation.
In September 2017, Jo lead the implementation of an organisation wide mobile application used by our Care Staff. This was a major positive shift within HNG and both the mobile app and healthcare software Jo has worked on, have allowed the business to operate more efficiently whilst continuing to deliver exceptional care to our clients.
Jo’s background is in finance and administration within the primary healthcare sector.
Now leading the HNG Business Team as Chief Business Officer, which includes the functions of Finance, Office and Asset Management, Information Technology and Communications and Digital Innovation. The team supports the entire business and work towards assisting the business to operate effectively and efficiently in the competitive home care market.
Jo enjoys the challenges to adapt as the age care industry continues to change and supports the team at HNG to assist out clients to remain in their own home for as long as possible.
Armidale is Jo’s home town, and together with her husband they enjoy all that the New England Tablelands has to offer. Jo also enjoys travelling to visit her children and the growing number of grandchildren.
Nicole is a Registered Nurse who joined Home Nursing Group in March 2017.
She has a background in community nursing where she has spent over 20 years providing care to the elderly community, with special interest in providing care to people with dementia and their carers, and chronic disease management of the elderly.
Nicole has worked in community care, palliative care and wound management in Brisbane, and in dementia and general community care in Port Macquarie, as well as specialist rooms, and Meals on Wheels.
Nicole has worked within the Port Macquarie, Taree and Coffs Harbour community for many years and has built up a wealth of local knowledge about what issues the Aged Care community face in the region.
Nicole is excited to be part of HNG and in particular the Mid North Coast team, to coordinate the dedicated field staff in delivering exceptional care to clients in their home. She continues to be amazed by the office support team who are highly experienced with helping people to navigate the world of Home Care.
Peta is the Care Manager of the New England Area directly managing the Registered Nurses, Care and Support Coordinators, Team Leaders, RAS Assessors, Allied Health workers, and the Jacaranda Social Club in Armidale. Peta coordinates the clinical training for care staff including annual competencies so that standards are maintained by staff to deliver a diverse range of services to clients.
Peta has worked as a Registered Nurse in a number of settings including general practice, Aboriginal health and community care. She is also a Diabetes Educator and accredited immuniser with an extensive background of primary health care before joining Home Nursing Group in 2015. Aged Care has quickly become one of her passions.
Peta, along with her team, delivers exceptional care to clients in their home with emphasis on the personal touch that local Care and Support Coordinators can provide to clients, carers and family members.
Peta and her family live locally. She is community-minded and understands the need for aged care services in rural areas and the adversity that is faced by clients to access health related appointments.
Brad Cann has spent 20 years in IT occupying positions mostly in rural and remote parts of Australia, supporting as many as 300 users on site. He has worked in a wide variety of industries including mining, engineering, accounting, dental and various medical sectors.
Brad is now the ICTO and looks after all our Servers, Desktops, Mobile phone fleet and anything requiring electricity, as well as supporting our staff of 130 across 5 separate sites.
Brad has moved down from sunny Queensland with his wife and 3 children. Outside of work, Brad enjoys cruising on boats for holidays and has a love of all things science and technology.
Katinka’s passion for customer service started 20 years ago when working at the Box Office at the Sydney Opera House. She has since gained extensive experience in managing the Box Office Department for the Sydney Theatre Company, the Belvoir St Theatre and finally at the Sydney Festival.
In 2014, Katinka relocated to the New England region for love, a tree change, and a chance to establish a better work/life balance, which she feels she has successfully accomplished.
Katinka started out at Home Nursing Group (HNG) organising the field staff rosters for the Armidale region, and over the past few years developed her skills and knowledge to include the Aged Care industry, and was promoted to Customer Service Manager of the Intake and Scheduling teams.
Katinka loves working at HNG as she enjoys being able to help clients maintain their independence and remain in their own home.
Florian is a digital innovator with the ability to deconstruct big picture ideas and make them more inclusive. His goal is to help organisations improve digitally and to use new and exciting technologies to improve their operations, enhance their marketing, and create new business opportunities.
With his Masters in Political Science and his long experience in the Communication and Digital Marketing fields, Florian understands the importance of communication to create a culture of change and innovation. He lived in Germany, Spain and the USA, before finally finding his place and inspiration in Australia.
Home Nursing Group welcomed Florian to the team in mid-2017. Within his role, he uses his strengths in strategic project management, digital marketing, and innovation management to establish a more collaborative, improvised and meaningful digital landscape for HNG.
Florian believes in Design Thinking, using creativity and collaboration as the keys to success, and he deeply believes that failing is simply the chance to improve and retry.
Trailblazing new roles and excelling in fast paced, rapidly growing organisations, he never stops learning and always seeks to make the impossible possible.
Florian loves reading (yes, real books), surfing, riding his motorbike and playing soccer.
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