Our Community Services can work with you to optimise your health, ability to manage everyday tasks and quality life.

We take a holistic approach and work with you to achieve the goals that are important to you.

We care for people who are leaving hospital and our service is designed to help you remain active and well at home and avoid the need for a hospital admission. For others we ensure you have the extra support you need after a hospital stay.

What we do

We provide the following community services:

  • Post Acute Care - short term assistance for people after a hospital stay eg community nursing, home help and physiotherapy.
  • Specialist clinics - Outpatient clinics for people with chronic (long-term) conditions such as memory change, pain, falls and continence.
  • Community Therapy Services - home and clinic based therapy services (eg occupational therapy, physiotherapy and speech therapy) that help people work towards rehabilitation goals.
  • Hospital Admission Risk Program - specialist treatment, care planning, education and support to people who are at risk of hospital admission because of chronic (long-term) or complex health issues.
  • Aged Care Assessment Service - assessment, information and advice to older people and their carers to help them make informed decisions regarding individual care needs.
  • Hospital in the Home - hospital-level care for patients in their home environment
  • Residential In-reach - early treatment to people living in residential aged care facilities, to avoid transferring the resident to hospital

How to access this service

Hospital staff may discuss your eligibility for this service during your visit. Your GP will fax your referral to the hospital.

Once we receive the referral, we will contact you.

If there is a waiting list, we will advise you what to do.

Clinics

Chronic Wound Service Royal Park Campus Clinical Centre Reception, Building 17 MON
Chronic Wound Service - Acute Royal Park Campus Clinical Centre Reception, Building 17 THU
Chronic Wound Service Outreach Royal Park Campus Clinical Centre Reception, Building 17 THU
Cognitive Dementia and Memory Service (CDAMS) Royal Park Campus Clinical Centre Reception, Building 17 MON, TUE, FRI
Community Therapy Services Royal Park Campus Clinical Centre Reception, Building 17 MON, TUE, WED, THU, FRI
Continence Service Royal Park Campus Clinical Centre Reception, Building 17 MON, TUE, WED, THU, FRI
Falls and Balance Clinic Royal Park Campus Clinical Centre Reception, Building 17 WED
Pain Management Service - Aged Royal Park Campus Clinical Centre Reception, Building 17 TUE
Pain Management Service - General Royal Park Campus Clinical Centre Reception, Building 17 THU
Palliative Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre within the VCCC Building MON, THU
Rehabilitation Medicine Clinic Royal Park Campus Clinical Centre Reception, Building 17 MON, WED, THU, FRI
Young Adults Transition Service Royal Park Campus Clinical Centre Reception, Building 17 WED

In a medical emergency, call 000. If you are feeling unwell, see your local GP or go to your local hospital Emergency department for help.