Residential Aged Care District Assessment and Referral Service (RADAR)
1300 0 RADAR (1300 0 72327)
The local RADAR teams are available for consultation regarding your residents from aged care facilities. We encourage RACF staff to contact their local RADAR teams 7 days a week within hours. We are happy to receive a phone call and discuss individual residents working together with the resident, their family/carers, GP’s, QAS and community providers to ensure better health outcomes.
RADAR services include:
- Emergency department alternatives
- Specialist consultative service (medical, nursing and pharmacy) for RACF residents
- Advice for management of residents in their RACF
- Medication management – senior pharmacist review
- Complex case management and support to RACFs to manage issues such as behaviours, and frequent ED presentations
- COVID-19 Support for GPs caring for residents in aged care facilities
For all in hour enquires please contact your local RADAR teams.
RADAR RBWH – 3647 4627
RADAR TPCH – 3139 6896
RADAR Redcliffe – 3049 6868
RADAR Caboolture – 5316 5444
RADAR MN has recently expanded its model to also include the RADAR Rapid Response (RR) team. This team comprises of a multi-disciplinary team led by emergency and geriatric consultants, nurse practitioners, nurse navigators and pharmacists. The service is a QAS co-responder ED substitution service. It also works in conjunction with the local RADAR teams to facilitate the access to hospital-based outreach services for acutely unwell and deteriorating people living within residential aged care facilities in the Brisbane North area.
RADAR RR is a single point of contact for QAS officers, GP’s and after hours RACF staff focused on improving the health of older persons residing in RACFs by providing a comprehensive acute care consultative nursing, medical and pharmacy outreach, or telehealth service.
COVID-19 Resources & Support for GPs caring for aged care residents
During the COVID outbreaks, RADAR is happy to support GPs who are caring for their patients in residential aged care facilities (RACFs).
We would like to highlight a document created by our RADAR physicians to support GPs care for their patients in these facilities:
- Clinical Management of COVID-19 in the Residential Aged Care Setting
- RADAR have also produced a letter for GPs that support this document.
Brisbane North COVID-19 Health Pathways has many other supports for our Brisbane North GPs on management of COVID-19 in different aged groups with details of other local supports available such as our local Virtual Emergency Department.
Hotline: 1300 364 938
Medical Objects ID: MQ40290004P
HealthLink EDI: qldmnhhs
Metro North Central Patient Intake
Aspley Community Centre
776 Zillmere Road
ASPLEY QLD 4034
Access to Health Pathways is free for clinicians in Metro North Brisbane.
For login details email:
Login to Brisbane North Health Pathways:
- RADAR RBWH - 3647 4627
- RADAR TPCH - 3139 6896
- RADAR Redcliffe - 3046 6868
- RADAR Caboolture - 5316 5444