Report from the 4th Annual Reducing Hospital Re-admissions and Discharge Planning Conference.

Recently, Melbourne was host to the 4th Annual Reducing Hospital Re-admissions and Discharge Planning Conference. Patricia Doughney, conference speaker and Community Health care coordinator, discussed important issues and case studies from this Government Initiative to help individuals in the community struggling with complex or chronic illness. “High re-admissions have been proven to be very detrimental to health. Statistics show that this community oriented and strategic support approach is very effective in reducing unplanned hospital re-admmissions. We aim to link people with the community, give support to those socially disadvantaged equitable support. Coordinating with specialists and general practitioners in the community, we provide comprehensive care and the support to self manage their health needs.”

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About Alexandra McDonald

Online Portfolio of Alexandra McDonald. Current Postgraduate Journalism student. Writing about the news media and politic seems to be my emerging forte but I love writing and researching pretty much anything and everything! Catch me on http://www.activemotion.com.au/shamrock/
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