Hospital and Health Service Liaison
Fremantle Medicare Local works closely with Primary Care practitioners, other Medicare Locals, the South Metropolitan Health Service, the Department of Health WA and the public tertiary health service.
This facilitates representation and the involvement of Primary Care in the development of hospital and health service policy and planning of services.
The overriding goal is to optimise the continuity of care of patients as they move between primary and tertiary sectors. In line with the values and strategic objectives of Fremantle Medicare Local, this involves promoting and improving quality, collaboration, integration and innovation. More specifically, this includes a focus on
- Area-wide mapping, identification of gaps and planning of services
- Referral pathways, shared care and alternatives to admission
- Access, referral and admission
- Outpatient reconfiguration
- Discharge planning
- Quality communication including eHealth
- Research, education and innovation
Fremantle Hospital and Health Service GP Liaison
GP Liaison Consultants are attached to the medical, surgical and mental health clinical directorates at Fremantle Hospital and at Kaleeya Hospital in addition to a project coordinator. More information is provided on the Fremantle Hospital and Health Service internet sites:
- Fremantle Hospital and Health Service GP Liaison Internet
- Fremantle Hospital and Health Service GP Handbook
- Kaleeya Hospital
- DoHWA GP Site
Fremantle Medicare Local gratefully acknowledges the financial and other support from Fremantle Hospital and South Metro Area Health Service
Fiona Stanley Hospital GP Liaison
Scheduled to open in 2014, the Fiona Stanley Hospital will offer comprehensive public tertiary health care services to communities in the south of Perth and across Western Australia. It will provide 643 beds, plus an additional 140 beds in the State rehabilitation service. Fremantle Medicare Local is already contributing to operational design processes, particularly in the areas of discharge planning and outpatient process maps. The realignment of public tertiary hospital services across the two public tertiary sites in our catchment will be a major focus. More information, including a service description and fact sheets, is provided on the Fiona Stanley Hospital internet site.
For more information send us an email.