Our Hospital Admission Risk Program (HARP) is designed to keep people with complex care chronic and complex health issues out of hospital and remain living safely in the community.

We care for people who have chronic and complex health issues and work with them to help reduce their risk of being admitted to hospital as a result of their chronic health condition.

Our services are provided to people who have been identified with the following medical conditions or issues:

  • chronic heart disease
  • chronic respiratory problems
  • unstable diabetes
  • aged and complex health conditions
  • assistance required with medication management
  • coordination of care

Who can use our services

HARP is a service for people with chronic and complex health issues who have had:

  • At least one unplanned hospital admission or presentation to RMH Emergency in the last year or are at imminent risk of going to hospital
  • Live in the City of Melbourne, Moonee Valley or Moreland.

If the patient lives outside of this area they may be eligible for a HARP service through another service provider.

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.

What to bring

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.