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Services

Hospital Admission Risk Program (HARP)

This program:

  • Aims to prevent avoidable hospital presentations and admissions by working with those clients at risk of, or already experiencing frequent emergency presentations or hospital admissions.
  • Targets people with chronic disease, aged and/or complex needs that frequently use hospitals or are at imminent risk of hospitalisation and could benefit from coordinated care.
  • Works in collaboration with other acute, community, aged care and specialist services to provide alternative interventions to hospital admission where appropriate.

A HARP client is a person with chronic disease and or complex needs, who is frequently presenting to hospital or at risk of doing do. This includes (but is not limited to):

  • People with chronic heart disease;
  • People with chronic respiratory disease;
  • People with diabetes:
  • Older people with complex needs;
  • People with complex psychosocial needs;

 

Referral

Ambulatory care and community services referral form

Ambulatory care and community services referral form instructions

Contact

P: Access Unit – HARP (03) 9881 1100 F (03) 9881 1102

Hours

Monday - Friday service with limited weekend service.