Rapid Allied Health @ Home
The Rapid Allied Health (RAH) @ Home service aims to prevent avoidable presentations to ED and hospital by providing rapid, short term Allied Health intervention.
RAH accepts referrals from (but not limited to): Emergency Department Care Coordinators, Internal WH wards, External Hospitals, General Practitioners, Medical specialists, and Ambulance Victoria.
RAH provides intervention targeting immediate safety and function:
- Urgent referrals seen within 4 hours
- Equipment prescription
- Carer training
- Work closely with other @Home teams
PAC type referrals / gap fill
- Typically seen within 2-5 days post discharge
- Short term, goal based rehabilitation for up to 4 sessions
(in COVID-19 Peak this is limited to 2 sessions)
Care is provided via a combination of face to face care and telehealth intervention as indicated.
Our team consists of Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Social Work and Allied Health Assistants.
Referrals via Bossnet Community Services Referral or call to discuss the referral with the Rapid Allied Team on: 8395 9123
Discipline specific resources and links
- FAQ and Resources on Covid-19 from OT Australia
- ENGAGEMENT IN LIVING DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC AND ENSUING OCCUPATIONAL DISRUPTION from Canadian Association of Occupational Therapy
Please review the physiotherapy training available which has been adapted specifically for COVID 19 on WeLearn
The link to our rolling COVID resources document can be found on the S drive at the below address (please copy and paste this file address)
S:\Allied Health\COVID-19\Resources for staff\PHYSIO COVID related resources and training.docx
For information on clinical practice guidelines for physiotherapy please contact Western Health Physiotherapy Manager: email@example.com
Physiotherapists during COVID-19: usual business, in unusual times Editorial in Journal of physiotherapy by WH Senior Physiotherapist Kimberly Haines
Speech Therapy / Audiology
Audiology Australia has regular updates on Covid-19 specific to Audiology
Nutrition / Dietetics
UK clinical guidance statements on The Association of UK Dietitians website
The Australian guidelines for Nutrition Management for COVID-19 Patients endorsed by Australasian Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (AuSPEN).
Webpage on Covid-19 from Australian Psychology Society
Management of the diabetic foot from diabetic foot Australia
Open access to COVID-19 resources available via the Cochrane Collaboration