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  • If you are about to be discharged from hospital but feel that you may need extra help, the Transition Care or Home and Community Care Programs offer assistance.
  • Talk to your hospital healthcare team about arranging any services you need on discharge. An Aged Care Assessment Services assessment may be needed.
  • The Transition Care Program includes a range of allied health services such as dietary advice, physiotherapy, social work, nursing support, social activities and personal care.
  • Your healthcare team will help you to organise any mobility aids and equipment you may need before you leave hospital.
  • Your GP will develop a discharge plan for when you leave hospital, which will include details about your ongoing treatment and medication.
  • Contact your GP or NURSE-ON-CALL (1300 60 60 24) if you feel you need to check anything with a healthcare professional.

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Reviewed on: 18-09-2015