Care in Context works with clients who are frequent presenters or at risk of presentation to Southern Health Emergency Departments who also have chronic disease and/or complex psychosocial issues. This is an outreach program which employs a multi-disciplinary team approach. The service is provided to both adults and children.

Care in Context provides:

  • A comprehensive and holistic approach to address health and other life issues
  • Links people into appropriate services and supports
  • Coordinates communication and care of client with health and service providers
  • Facilitates greater cohesion between acute, sub-acute and continuing care services i.e. GPs

Care in Context aims to:

Decrease inappropriate presentations to emergency departments and reduce length of stay when an inpatient.