Short Term Supports
Short Term Supports (STS) provide community based services to assist people to recover after being discharged from hospital. Services may be provided up to 28 days post discharge from a public hospital (acute or sub-acute) or the emergency department, including Department of Veterans Affairs and Transport Accident Commission clients. The program aims to prevent hospital readmissions.
Allied Health and Nursing staff within STS are known as Health Coordinators.
- Coordinate services
- Motivate & Educate
- Liaise with doctors, health professionals and service providers
We provide services based on the person's individually assessed needs.
- Home Care Services
Help with a range of home care tasks, such as heavier cleaning tasks and /or meal preparation.
- Personal Care
Help with showering and dressing.
- Nursing Care
Wound care, help with medications or other nursing care.
STS can provide information about:
STS works in conjunction with - but does not replace - the services provided by other programs, such as Community Home Support Program (CHSP) Home and Community Care (HACC) or the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).
Fees and Charges
There are no fees for Short Term Supports.
Who can refer to Short Term Supports?
All heath professionals can refer. People in the community are able to self-refer. Referrals for clinical interventions for STS to fund, for example wound care, nursing or allied health require a written referral from a health professional. STS has a responsibility for service to residents of specific post code areas in both New South Wales and Victoria.