Mildura Base Hospital
Part of Ramsay Health Care

Hospital Admission Risk Program (HARP)

Description of Service

The HARP program is service which supports people in the community to manage their Chronic Illness. The aim of the service is to:

  • improve quality of life and enable clients to perform daily activities to the best of their capacity
  • reduce avoidable hospital admissions by providing care in the client’s home environment. 
  • reduce emergency department presentations

Type of services

HARP care streams provided at Mildura Base Hospital include:

  • Aged / Complex Care
  • Psycho-social needs
  • Cardiac and chronic heart failure
  • Renal
  • Diabetes
  • Pulmonary
  • Paediatrics

Person centred, care coordinated approach directed by individual healthcare needs in consultation with the HARP team, GP’s physicians and other supporting services.

Includes both individual and multidisciplinary group sessions.

Maximum time of service

If the client is stable and has no hospital presentations within the previous 6 month period.

Location of service

Mildura Base Hospital or client’s home environment

Target population

Clients can be referred to HARP if they present to MBH Emergency Department with exacerbation of a chronic disease (respiratory, cardiac or diabetic) on 3 or more occasions within a 12 month period.

Referrals

Referrals are to be forwarded via Argus (For healthcare professionals), mailed or faxed to the Ambulatory Care Department, details are as follows:

HARP at Mildura Base Hospital
PO Box 620 Mildura Vic. 3500

Phone:  03-5022 3333 ext:3259 or 0488 382 697
Fax: 03 5022 3207

Mildura Base Hospital staff can refer via the internal Electronic referral system.

Costing

Nil

Approximate waiting time

Dependant on client needs and service demands