Post Acute Care/Discharge Planning


Post-Acute Care (PAC) is a program that provides short term help at home if you have recovery needs after a hospital stay. PAC can provide extra (not substitute) health and community services. These services will be coordinated by the PAC Team. Participation in the program is voluntary; you can withdraw at any time.
Services which may be provided to you
•    District nursing
•    Meals on wheels (Exceptional)
•    Personal care
•    Accommodation (Exceptional)
•    Home help
•    Respite care

Who can use Post-Acute Care?
A risk screen and assessment is used to assist in deciding if you are able to use Post-Acute Care services.
The following are used as part of this process
•    You presented to emergency or were admitted at a public hospital and are in the recovery phase
•    You have been identified as requiring assistance
•    You have an assessment that shows you to be eligible
•    You require managed short term care
•    You have provided written consent to have service from program.

There is no cost for services provided by Post-Acute Care

Discharge Planning

The Discharge Planning team function as consultants for the Discharge Planning process within a health care facility. They assist clients who
•    May need to be discharged to a setting other than home eg residential care.
•    Have complex ongoing health and social care needs requiring detailed assessment, planning and delivery by the multidisciplinary team.

Office Hours
Monday to Friday 08.30hrs – 17.00hrs
Office location
Health Services centre
Contact Details
Phone: (03) 55210607
Fax: 03 55210372