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Innovative Solution for After Hours Primary Care in the Blue Mountains
This request for proposal is seeking an innovative solution for providing after hours primary health care to residents of the mid to upper Blue Mountains. Various service models will be considered, including a walk in GP clinic, a nurse-led service, telehealth consultations, home visiting, or any combination of these models. For a walk in clinic, premises are available at Blue Mountains Hospital, Katoomba. Facilities include a treatment room, waiting room and reception area.
Accessibility to after hours primary care is an indicator of a high quality health care system. It not only ensures better health outcomes but also optimises the allocation of health resources by reducing emergency department (ED) demand. Primary Health Networks have been given the responsibility to plan, coordinate and support after hours primary care in their catchment areas.
The after hours period is defined as:
- After 6 pm and before 8 am on weekdays;
- Before 8 am and after 12 noon on Saturdays; and
- All day on Sundays and public holidays
There is currently very limited access to a local GP in the after hours period in the Blue Mountains. As part of its commitment to improving the effectiveness of primary care health services and improving patient access during the after hours period, Wentworth Healthcare is seeking to commission an after hours primary care service.
- Applications Open: Tuesday 3rd December 2019
- Questions Open: Tuesday 3rd December 2019
- Questions Close: Thursday 13th February 2020
- RFP Closes: Thursday 20th February 2020
Psychological Therapy Services in Residential Aged Care Facilities
The required service involves mental health professionals delivering evidence-based psychological therapies to residents identified as having mild to moderate mental health needs. The mental health professionals may also provide guidance to staff of each RACF to build their capacity to assist with better identification and referral of these residents.
The service primarily targets RACF residents at risk of or with a diagnosed mild to moderate mental illness. However, residents with severe mental illness who are not more appropriately managed by a State or Territory Government Older Persons Mental Health Service, and who would benefit from psychological therapy are not excluded.
The ‘at risk’ group is defined as individuals who are experiencing early symptoms and are assessed as at risk of developing a diagnosable mental illness over the following 12 months if they do not receive appropriate and timely services.
There are a number of sub-groups of residents who may benefit from the service. This includes:
- Residents with significant transition issues and experiencing adjustment disorders or abnormal symptoms of grief and loss, for whom early treatment may avert descent into a more serious mood disorder
- Residents with mild to moderate anxiety and/or depression
- Residents with past history of mental illness for which they received services before being admitted which could not be continued
- Residents who may have experienced elder abuse or past or recent trauma
- Residents who, in addition to their mental illness, have a level of comorbid cognitive decline and/or dementia
- Residents from diverse and vulnerable communities, including Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex, Queer (LBGTIQ), or Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) groups, for whom there may be additional barriers to diagnosis and care
- Applications Open: Friday 13th December 2019
- Questions Open: Friday 13th December 2019
- Questions Close: Thursday 6th February 2020
- EOI Close: Thursday 13th February 2020
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