The Post Acute Care (PAC) Program provides community-based services to assist people to recuperate after leaving hospital. The program aims to prevent hospital readmission.
PAC provides a range of community-based services based on the person's individually assessed needs. The most common services provided are:
- Community nursing
- Personal Care
- Home Care
Services arranged by PAC are provided for the duration of the recuperative period and are generally of a short-term nature.
PAC works in conjunction with - but does not replace - the services provided by other programs, such as Home and Community Care (HACC), and Sub-acute Ambulatory Care Services (SACS).
Access to the PAC program
The PAC program supports:
- People being discharged from a public hospital (acute or sub-acute) including Department of Veterans Affairs and Transport Accident Commission clients
- People who have presented at a public hospital emergency department.
Fees and charges
No fees are charged, however there may be a charge for consumables such as wound dressings.
You can self refer for:
Hospital and or Health Professionals
Referrals can be made by GP clinics, Community Health Care providers and self-referrals are also accepted through the “Single Point of Entry” service.
Note referrals for clinical interventions for example wound care i.e. Nursing and Allied Health require a written referral from a Health Professional.
The Victorian PAC Directory shows which service has responsibility for service delivery to residents of specific post code areas.