HARP (Hospital Admission Risk Program)
The HARP (Hospital Admission Risk Program) provides support to people with chronic disease, those who are aged and/or have complex needs (including psychiatric disability or mental health issues) and people who frequently use hospitals or are at risk of unplanned hospitalisation.
The key objectives of HARP are to:
- improve patient outcomes
- provide integrated, seamless care within and across hospital and community sectors
- reduce avoidable hospital admissions and emergency department presentations
- ensure equitable access to health care.
The service is staffed by community nurses and social workers, who work closely with other allied health staff to provide patient-centred care coordination, education and self-management support.
There is no fee associated with this service, however staff may recommend programs, services and equipment that attract a fee. Clients are not obligated to accept any of these.
For further information please call (03)5471 3676.