Health Independence Program

HIP was introduced by the DH&HS in 2008 bringing together the four previously separate service streams of Subacute Ambulatory Care, Post Acute Care, Hospital Admission Risk Program and Residential In Reach under common guidelines. 

The intent of HIP is to deliver improved outcomes for clients and to support hospital demand management and flow, through delivering integrated and coordinated care to clients across the hospital and community interface, reducing duplication and fragmentation of services and ensuring client centered care planning.  

SVHM - NRCH HIP Vision

Our Health Independence Program delivers a coordinated, integrated and interdisciplinary health and support service with a single plan of care. We work to enable clients to be the decision makers of their care, and support clients through self-management to achieve their healthcare goals. Our accessible program is well recognised and strongly linked to the local community and service sector. Our approach enhances the client experience and improves their health, wellbeing and independence.


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Specialist Clinics for Older Persons

Community-Clinics

The Specialist Clinics at St George’s Hospital include the Continence Clinic, Cognitive Dementia and Memory Service (CDAMS), Geriatric Medical Clinic, and Falls and Balance Clinic

Hospital Admission Risk Program (HARP)

HARP

St Vincent’s Hospital Admission Risk Program (HARP) is a Health Independence Program (HIP) HARP aims to improve people’s health outcomes and manage the rate in growth and demand for public hospital services by reducing the use of emergency departments (ED) and inpatient services where avoidable.

Residential in Reach

Residential-in-Reach

Residential Aged care In-Reach provides hospital type care, where appropriate and safe, to people living in residential aged care facilities (RACF).

Post Acute Care (PAC)

Post-Acute-Care

St Vincent’s receives Post Acute Care services through Inner Melbourne Post Acute Care: a service delivered by North Richmond Community Health.

Community Rehabilitation Services

Community-Rehabilitation-Services

Community Rehabilitation services incorporate the community rehabilitation centres and rehabilitation in the home as well as a number of specialised services.

Complex Disability Services

Complex-Disability-Services

There are three SACS Complex Disability Services; Intrathecal Baclofen Clinic, Polio Services Victoria, Young Adult Complex Disability Service

Barbara Walker Centre for Pain Management

Pain-Management

The Barbara Walker Centre for Pain Management (BWCPM) is predominantly an outpatient multidisciplinary service that provides assessment, treatment and consultation for patients with persistent pain.


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