Each small MonashWatch team is located in the local area it services. MonashWatch works together with the patient, their local GP, local council services, community health services and the hospital to make the patient’s health experience simpler, easier and faster. MonasWatch provides help and support to manage these patients.
MonashWatch stays in regular contract with patients (2-5 times a week). Should their health begin to deteriorate, we will help patients get the right care quickly and easily. Patients are encouraged to contact MonashWatch if their health is deteriorating or they require help/support.
At this stage eligibility is via Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) identification only. there is no entry by referral. Patients at risk (>18 years old) are identified by MonashWatch using DHHS Healthlinks: Chronic Care computer search algorithm. Patient must reside within the Monash Health catchment.
the MonashWatch service is initially being piloted in a defined geographical area comprised of 3 suburbs – Dandenong, Doveton and Noble Park.
Induction will take place either in the community or during a hospital admission.
The MonashWatch service is completely free of charge to you. Occasionally MonashWatch may offer to arrange other services that do charge a fee; we will advise you if this is the case and it’s always your choice if you wish you proceed.