- Self referral
- GP referral
- Nursing referral
- Allied Health referral
- Medical referral
The service is not about improving flow in the Emergency department or facilitating discharge from the acute/sub-acute wards.
The purpose of the service is to:
- Avoid admissions/re-presentations to hospital with timely follow-up in RACFs
- Patients with conditions that are at risk of deteriorating and wound require a hospital admission (e.g. BPSD, falls with soft tissue injuries, cellulitis, chest conditions, acutely deteriorating wounds, chronic and complex indwelling catheters).
- Conditions where rapid specialist review will help prevent an ED presentation
A GP referral is required for GRACE geriatrician input, excluding urgent referrals where GP verbal consent is still required. Please include patient's medical history, current medication list, reason of referral, recent blood test, current and/or previous x-rays/scans/results.
The referral must be addressed to one of the GRACE geriatricians Dr Chopra or Dr Baskaran.