Aged Care services provide inpatient assessment and treatment of complex medical conditions in older people.
It has four Aged Care wards, with one specialising in the management of dementia.
Older patients often enter the acute setting of the RMH City campus after an episode of ill-health or for surgery. For those older people that need further time to recover or for the older person that is not coping at home in their current situation, they are transferred to the Royal Park campus.
A GP referral is required to attend this clinic.
The Direct Access Unit welcomes phone enquiries. To discuss referrals (potential or existing) please contact (03) 8387 2333.
Referrals are triaged depending on priority. Emergency cases can present to the Emergency and Trauma Service at any time.
To refer a patient, complete and fax your referral to Direct Access Unit on (03) 8387 2217
You can use the following forms or a template from your own system.
Referrals should include:
patient details including address, date of birth and contact phone numbers
the reason for referral
- relevant clinical history for the patient
- list of current medications
- any risks to clients or staff
the name of the consultant (for Medicare clinics)
- your details and provider number (if applicable)
- TAC or WorkCover claim details