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Regional Patient Care-Coordination for Client Transport

Project Status: Approved

Aim: To support patients at risk of preventable re-admission to hospital through care coordination and assistance in accessing transport to attend primary health care appointments. Transport deficiencies impact the accessibility to Primary Health Care in regional communities however direct transport provision is outside of the scope of the PHN.

In areas that have limited public transport, such as rural towns, socially isolated and disadvantaged people often struggle to access services. This project will assist people living in rural areas in the West Moreton region who are otherwise not able to access private transport to take them to and from medical appointments.

Activity: To assist communities in improved accessibility to primary health care, the Darling Downs and West Moreton PHN will enter inter-community relationships (current discussions with the district health service and local council) for low cost, non-urgent medical transport services funding the care coordinator component. Goondiwindi is the chosen pilot area site with an aim of decreasing preventable re-admission to hospital with the view to evaluating the model prior to duplication in other regional areas.

The care coordinator will facilitate primary health care appointments, case conferencing and assist patients access to transport to attend these appointments. 

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