Regional Aged Care Hospital Avoidance Compendium Report 2014

Aim

To provide a snapshot of current established Regional Aged Care Hospital Avoidance Models of Care as a ‘one-stop-shop’ for service providers to view the diversity of programs across NSW when considering options which might meet local need. 

Benefits

The Compendium will provide a synthesis and analysis of options; programs, the resources and partnerships required for implementation and sustainability, key stakeholder contacts and websites for further information.

Summary

Numerous successful models of care (metropolitan and rural) include strategies for hospital avoidance, reduced readmissions, shorter length of stay and community based approaches adapted to meet local need. The Compendium can be viewed at http://www.aci.health.nsw.gov.au/networks/rural-health/rac-hospital-avoidance-report-and-compendium

Background

Partnerships

Local Health Districts / Medicare Locals

  • Illawarra - Shoalhaven
  • Hunter New England Rural
  • North Coast NSW
  • Southern NSW
  • Western NSW
  • Murrumbidgee
  • Far West NSW

Pillars

  • Cancer Institute NSW
  • ACI
  • CEC

Other NSW Health

  • Ambulance Service NSW

Non Government Organisations:

  • Residential Aged Care Facilities
  • Aboriginal Medical Services
  • General Practice
  • DoHA

Key Dates

Pilot Sites

Implementation Sites

Evaluation

Broad stakeholder consultation September 2014

Related Initiatives

Alignment with priorities in the Rural Health Plan 2014

Further Details

Contact

Jenny Preece
Rural Health Network Manager
jenny.preece@health.nsw.gov.au
02 6692 7716

Raj Verma
Director, Clinical Program Design and Implementation
raj.verma@health.nsw.gov.au
02 9464 4605

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Contact:
Jenny Preece
Rural Health Network Manager
Email
02 6692 7716
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