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New service: Preventative Integrated Care Service

March 14, 2023

West Moreton Health has opened a Preventative Integrated Care Service (PICS), providing rapid access (within 24-48 hours) for patients with chronic conditions at risk of potentially preventable hospitalisation. The PICS model focuses on diabetes, cardiology, and respiratory chronic conditions. Senior medical officers from each specialty, and a team of nursing and allied health clinicians, work to improve patient health through timely access to care, identifying and addressing risk factors for hospital presentation, and by supporting people to self-manage their condition. Patients receive care via outpatient appointments, virtual care (telehealth and biometric monitoring) and home visits. The service is being rolled out to GPs in stages, starting with those who have patients known to us before expanding to all West Moreton GPs by mid-2023. Call 07 3447 2744 or email WM_PICS for more information.