Transition Care Programs

COVID-19 changes to visiting our hospitals

Updated 13 February at 1:30pm

Standard COVID-19 visitor restrictions apply at this facility. This means you must not visit this facility if:

  • You are unwell
  • You have been diagnosed with COVID-19 or have been asked to self-quarantine
  • You have been tested for COVID-19 and are awaiting test results
  • You have had contact with a person with COVID-19 in the last 14 days
  • You have a fever (37.5 degrees or more) or history of fever (e.g. nights sweats, chills) or acute respiratory infection (e.g. cough, shortness of breath, sore throat), runny nose, vomiting or nausea, diarrhoea, loss of smell or loss of taste.
  • You have returned from overseas or a hotspot in the last 14 days and do not have an exemption to visit.

Additionally you must not visit this facility if:

  • You have been in a public exposure site as listed by the Victorian Government in the last 14 days
  • You have been in Greater Melbourne area on or after 29 January 2021, unless 14 days have passed since you were in Greater Melbourne, or you have received a negative COVID-19 test result.

If you are unsure if visitor restrictions apply to you – please call ahead and ask the ward or facility before you arrive.

We provide short-term support to older people who require more time and care in a non-acute hospital environment. We assist older people to transition home or to a residential care facility.

Our services

We offer two programs to help clients transition:

  • Community Transition Care Program—provides short term care in the client’s home.
  • Residential Transition Care Program—provides short term care in a residential facility.

Eligible clients will be provided services based upon their immediate care needs and future planning which could include:

  • case management—a designated health professional to coordinate, establish support and services
  • nursing care including showering assistance, wound and medication management
  • domestic assistance including light housekeeping, laundry, shopping
  • transport to medical appointments (related to your recent hospital admission)
  • additional therapeutic care including physiotherapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, dietetics and social work
  • medical management in collaboration with your general practitioner
  • nursing services available 7 days per week including public holidays
  • allied health service available Monday to Friday excluding public holidays.

Hospital in the Home

Transition Care Program – patient experience

Please view our latest video about the Transition Care Program which explores the experiences of some of our fabulous patients.


Visiting hours for this facility have changed.  Visitors are welcome between Noon to 6 pm daily.

Where visitors are not able to visit within these times please contact the Nurse Unit Manager or Case Manager of the area. Children are welcome to visit as long as they are in the care of a responsible adult. Visitors are asked to consider the needs of other patients in the room and common areas of the facility.

There may be times when visitors are asked to leave, so that treatment or care can be provided.

We appreciate everyone’s co-operation and understanding.

How to access this service

Referrals can be made by treating teams in a hospital or rehabilitation unit. You must be assessed as eligible by the Aged Care Assessment Service. Referrals can be coordinated by discharge planners or in public hospitals by the Geriatric Rehabilitation and Liaison Service.

To be accepted to a transition care program you will need to:

  • be medically stable
  • be able to participate in a structured therapy program
  • be able to participate in goal setting
  • be motivated to participate in the program.

Contact us

Residential Transition Care Program
Location: 25 Kolberg Street, ZILLMERE QLD 4034
Phone: (07) 3363 4333

Community Transition Care Program
Location: Ground floor, Dolphin House, Brighton Health Campus, 449 Hornibrook Highway, Brighton
Phone: (07) 3631 7300

Need help outside hours?

For non-urgent medical issues call 13 HEALTH (13 43 25 84) or visit your GP.

In an emergency call 000.