Discharge planning considerations begin from the initial multidisciplinary session. Discharge planning incorporates strategies for continuing care and treatment in veterans’ local communities, in partnership with the veteran, family and carers and primary healthcare providers.
A unified discharge summary encapsulating care provided at the Centre is created with input from all members of the multidisciplinary team. The summary is provided to veterans, family and carers, GPs, primary healthcare providers and community allied health services.
A scheduled post-discharge follow-up contact occurs between the Case Manager, veteran and primary healthcare providers. This is an opportunity to review the efficacy of treatment and to assess if further care is required at the Centre.
A range of services is considered upon discharge including: