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Health Links

HealthLinks

A project designed to link patients after discharge from hospital with their GPs and community services.

Public:

  • Discuss your healthcare needs and help you design an action plan.
  • Help you arrange GP appointments, specialist appointment, other examinations and community services.
  • We will work with your GP if you begin to feel unwell. Contact our Health Links Care Coach Nurse on 9784 1169 or 0481 916 672.

Health Professionals:

  • HealthLinks: Chronic Care (HLCC) forms part of the Department of Health and Human Services’ (the department) approach to public hospital funding reform, and its objective of delivering person centred and integrated care.
  • HLCC aims to support health providers to direct suitable patients to least restrictive and lower cost settings that can substitute for, or divert from, an inpatient admission. Tele-monitoring will be utilised to improve the timely transfer of clinical data (resulting in more responsive and timely patient care) in order to alert the care team that the client’s condition is deteriorating enabling a clinical response to manage the deteriorating client.
  • The Health Links: Chronic Care model being tested has a strong care-coordination element that seeks to manage a person’s medical and social care needs and support communication between providers, particularly GP and medical specialists involved in the client’s care.
  • Health Links Care Coach Nurse on 9784 1169 or 0481 916 672.