Referral guidelines are changing across Metro North. Make sure you’re familiar with the latest criteria when referring patients.
CLOSER TO HOME INITIATVE
Commencing 1 April 2021, Metro North Hospital & Health Service (MNHHS) will be establishing the ‘Closer to Home’ initiative and will be redirecting new patient referrals received directly from general practitioners (GPs) from outside the MNHHS catchment back to local HHS’ to assess if the service can be provided by them and if not, on-refer to another HHS providing that service closest to the patient’s residence. GPs will be notified of this redirection.
MNHHS will continue to accept direct referrals from out of catchment for state-wide and specialist tertiary services only. The scope of the ‘Closer to Home’ initiative therefore excludes:
Queensland Heart and Lung Services (organ transplant, advanced cardiac failure, severe pulmonary arterial hypertension)
State-wide Fabry Disease Assessment & Treatment Service (Anderson-Fabry Disease)
RADAR is a Nurse Navigator led service facilitating access to hospital based and outreach services for acutely unwell and deteriorating people living in Residential Aged Care Facilities in the Brisbane North Area. We are available for phone calls 0900-1700hrs, 7 days per week. RADAR services include:
Emergency department alternatives
Facilitating hospital presentations and admissions
RACF resident post discharge medication review
Advice for navigating hospital services
Access to Geriatric and Palliative Care advice
We are happy to receive phone call and discuss individual residents. Referrals for RADAR review in the RACF can be made by sending the referral form via fax 0736470303 or email RADAR@health.qld.gov.au