Residential – Older Adult Discharge Supports:

Residential Care Line (RCL)
  • Metro Wide
  • Contact:
    • Weblink
    • Phone 6457 3146 (8am-6pm, 7days / week)
  • Indications:
    • Any resident from a Commonwealth funded Aged Care Bed
    • Bladder and Bowel management
    • Wound care
    • PEG tubes, drains, catheters
    • complex discharge support
    • Family meetings/ GOC discussions

Geriatric Residential Outreach Service (GRO)
  • SCGH / OPH Catchment
  • Contact:
    • E-referral via Rehabilitation & Aged Care [GERI] / General Geriatric Medicine [GGEM]
  • Indications:
    • Geriatrician Review within residential care facility
    • Increasing falls
    • Cognitive or behavioural changes
    • Medication related issues
    • Increased hospital presentations
Metropolitan Palliative Care Services (MPaCCS)
  • Metro Wide
  • Contact:
    • Phone 9217 1777 (8am-4pm, Mon-Fri)
  • Indications:
    • Symptom assessment and management plan in patients with life limiting illness
    • Advance Care Planning
    • Seen within 72hrs of referral
Dr James Wheeler
Dr James Wheeler

Emergency Physician, SCGH, WA, Australia

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