Post acute care

This program seeks to ensure a safe discharge from hospital, including the emergency department, by providing people with community based supports to help them recover in their home or community and to reduce the risk of readmission to hospital.

Admission to the  program is based on an assessment of the person’s need for community-based services and takes into account the persons healthcare and psychological needs, and home environment. Self or community referrals are accepted up to 28 days after discharge from hospital. A broad range of services meet individual needs and include:

  • community nursing
  • personal care
  • home care
  • allied health such as physiotherapy.

Patients are referred to the program during their hospital stay.

Contact Us

Contact your post acute coordinator, who will have provided contact details during your hospital stay or call


(03) 8572 5631

Help contacting us

For people who need help with English or an interpreter: : TIS: 131 450

For people with hearing or speech loss: TTY: 1800 555 677

Speak and Listen: 1800 555 727

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