Patients Awaiting Aged Care Services Including Transition Care Program Policy

Applicable to: Health Service Providers that provide care to older people

WA Health is committed to providing the Western Australian community with timely and equitable access to health services and ensuring the efficient use of available resources in public hospitals.

The purpose of this Policy is to:

  • improve patient flow for older Western Australians
  • ensure patients who are medically ready for discharge do not wait for their preferred aged care service/facility while in hospital
  • ensure Health Service Providers use the Transition and Aged Care Services (TACS) system to keep records of patients awaiting aged care services.

This Policy is a mandatory requirement under the Clinical Services Planning and Programs Policy Framework pursuant to section 26(2)(c) of the Health Services Act 2016.

This Policy supersedes OD 0290/10 Transition Care for the Older Person.

Date of effect: 09 September 2022

Policy Framework

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