Latrobe Regional Hospital

Referring to Inpatient Sub-Acute Services

Referrals to inpatient sub-acute care can be made by medical professionals such as doctors and GPs.

All referrals to inpatient sub-acute units require a form to be completed. You can download the referral form here. The form is in PDF format and may be completed online or printed. All referral forms are to be completed and faxed back to the appropriate inpatient unit. Contact details are below:

Nicholson Rehab

Fax: 5173 8135

Phone: 5173 8338

Nicholson GEM

Fax: 5173 8329

Phone: 5173 8345

Before making a referral

Before making a referral to inpatient sub-acute care at LRH, consider checking the patient meets the admission criteria for inpatient sub-acute care. The criteria can be found here. Some inpatient sub-acute units may have further criteria required for admission. If you have any questions regarding the admission criteria for a patient, it is best to contact the unit directly

 

Sub-Acute Referrals Pathway

Inpatient sub-acute referral form

Download the Inpatient Sub-Acute Referral Form

On completion, please fax the referral form to the appropriate unit:

Nicholson Rehab (Level 4 Service)

Fax: 5173 8135

Phone: 5173 8338

Nicholson GEM

Fax: 5173 8329

Phone: 5173 8345 

 

Admission criteria

Rehabilitation Admission Criteria

  • Patients shall be sufficiently medically stable without need for acute management
  • Requires review, treatment and management by rehabilitation physician and multi-disciplinary team (MDT)
  • Patient has realistic and achievable goals to improve function
  • Patient has capacity to learn and process new information
  • Patient demonstrates an ability to participate in active rehabilitation
  • There should be reasonable expectation that the patient will be discharged to their premorbid home environment
  • Patient consents and agrees to be an active participant in the rehabilitation program

Geriatric Evaluation and Management (GEM) Admission Criteria

  • Generally 65 years or older
  • Patients shall be sufficiently medically stable without need for acute management
  • Patient will benefit from review, treatment and management by geriatrician and MDT
  • Prognosis indicates there is a reasonable expectation that the patient will be discharged to their premorbid home environment
  • Ability to engage in therapy and/or motivated to achieve reasonable goals
  • Patient consents and agrees to be an active participant in the geriatric evaluation and management program

Definitions

Home Hospital: Refers to the public hospital located in the shire where the patient has a current residential address.

Level 4 sub-acute: is a regional service that provides a full range of clinical services with specialist assessment and management across multiple clinical programs. It is supported by well-developed outpatient clinics.

Level 3 sub-acute: is a sub-regional service that provides a dedicated program for a broad range of services and definitive care suitable for most sub-acute patients. It is supported by well-developed outpatient clinics.

Level 2 sub-acute: is considered a local service that provides a single stream and/or restorative care service with the aim of maintaining function in patients with less complex needs. It is supported by core allied health and nursing staff.

MDT: A multidisciplinary team (MDT) is a group of health care workers who are members of different disciplines each providing specific services to the patient. Often referred to as an interdisciplinary approach, it involves the successful and productive interaction of many stakeholders with expertise specific to a patient’s needs

Medically Stable: When the acute phase of the illness has been managed and a documented plan has been identified for the next phase of care.

 

Sub-acute services locations

For patients who reside outside of Latrobe City, consider referring to an inpatient subacute care unit closer to their home. The following Gippsland Health Services offer a form of inpatient subacute care:

West Gippsland Healthcare Group (Level 3 Service)

Address: 41 Landsborough St, Warragul VIC 3820

Subacute Care Programs Offered: Inpatient GEM

Contact Details: 03 5623 0611

Bairnsdale Regional Health Service (Level 3 Service)

Address: 122 Day St, Bairnsdale VIC 3875

Subacute Care Programs Offered: Inpatient Rehabilitation, Inpatient GEM

Contact Details: 03 5150 3333

Fax Number for Subacute applications: 03 5150 3615 

Bass Coast Health (Level 3 Service)
Central Gippsland Healthcare Service (Level 3 Service)
Gippsland Southern Health Service - Leongatha (Level 2 Service)

Address: 66 Koonwarra Road, Leongatha VIC 3953

Korumburra Hospital Bridge Street, Korumburra VIC 3950

Subacute Care Programs Offered: Inpatient Maintenance Care

Contact Details: Phone 03 5667 5555 Fax sub-acute referrals 03 5667 5516

Map of Gippsland health services

 

 

 

 

 

A Tax Giving Appeal for all ages

The end of the financial year is a time many people contribute to fundraising. Your tax deductible donation to our Tax Giving Appeal will help us purchase equipment for our youngest patients and older adults using our health service. 

We'd like to buy a neonatal ventilator to support babies struggling to breathe on their own. We're also keen to replace 22 cushions which reduce the risk of pressure injuries in patients who have limited mobility. Click on the Make A Donation link or contact LRH Fundraising on 5173 8577. Thank you for your kindness!

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