Community Health Services CDHS

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September 4, 2012

A wide variety of community health services are available to community members needing extra care and help.

District Nursing Services

A wide range of services is offered including:

  • Wound Care
  • Continence Care
  • Leg Ulcer Management
  • Diabetes Management
  • Stomal Care
  • Palliative Care
  • Paediatric Care
  • Breast Care Support
  • Medication Management
  • IV Therapy including IV administration of drugs
  • Central Venous Catheters including PICCS, Ports and Hickmans
  • Home Oxygen Therapy

See the District Nursing Service [link] page for further information.

Meals on Wheels

This service is provided through Home and Community Care (HACC) services run by the Southern Grampians Shire Council.  It isoffered seven days a week consisting of nutritious meals and refreshments.  For further information see the Meals on Wheels page.

Post Acute Care

The Post Acute Care (PAC) service is facilitated by the Home Referral Service and provides access to community-based services to assist people to recuperate after leaving hospital. It aims to prevent hospital readmission.  Services are based on the client’s individually assessed needs.  The most common services provided are:

  • District Nursing
  • Personal Care
  • Home Care Services

Services are arranged by Home Referral Service staff and provided for the duration of the recuperative period.  They are generally of a short-term nature.

Referral: 

Referrals are accepted from nursing staff, doctors, home carers, case workers and patients when discharging from hospital.  Eligibility is determined by a DNS assessment.  A written referral from the doctor is necessary if any medical treatment is required.