NWMPHN’s aged care homes after-hours toolkit can assist GPs to manage older patients

After hours toolkit
  29 August 2023  NWMPHN   

Access to after-hours primary care is a common concern for residents and staff in aged care homes. To assist with timely management and support, NWMPHN has produced a free, comprehensive toolkit for aged care home management and staff.

It allows staff to assess current preparedness, keep resident medical records up to date, prepare action plans for each, communicate with relevant family members, and compile a directory of local health, welfare and emergency services.

We encourage GPs, nurses and practices who support patients in RACHs to talk to the staff in the home about the toolkit. 

The 7-piece kit comprises:

The package is the result of consultation with the aged care sector, and collaboration with South Eastern Melbourne Primary Health Network, Ambulance Victoria and Victorian Virtual Emergency Department.

The whole after-hours toolkit can be found here.