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.
Phone (02) 60 517 433
Fax (02) 60 517 430.
Note referrals for clinical interventions for example wound care i.e. Nursing and Allied Health require a written referral from a Health Professional.
The PAC Directory shows which PAC service has responsibility for service delivery to residents of specific post code areas.