Acute and sub-acute medical beds are provided to the community predominantly at the Creswick and Daylesford campuses. Fees are as per Medicare agreement. Patients have a choice of being a public or private patient.
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A domicillary midwife can be seen at Daylesford Hospital following discharge from hospital. This is available to all mothers and infants, particularly those discharged prior to day five after birth.
Haemodialysis is available for the treatment of people with renal (kidney) failure with two permanent chairs available and one holiday chair.
Haemodialysis is available on Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays, by appointment. The service is available to people who are holidaying in the area or people visiting relatives, dependent upon availability and bookings. Contact can be made with the Unit to organise the treatment.
Provides information and implements programs to assist infectious disease control in Hepburn Health Service.
Coordinated care services are offered for people with a terminal illness and support for their family at home.
Care and support is offered including pain relief and management of other symptoms, and aims to be flexible and sensitive to the wishes and needs of clients and also their families.
Post Acute Care describes the management and provision of short term planned care for patients with more complex needs during a period of recuperation from an episode of hospitilisation.
Post Acute Care provides additional (not substitute) health and community services to suit the individual's needs. Short term assistance can be provided up to four weeks. All patients referred to the program will have:
- Individual assessment
- Needs identified
- A care plan formulated
- Services negotiated
- Care monitored
- Discharge planned
Daylesford Hospital is able to provide post natal care for mothers who have birthed at another hospital. Care and support is provided by midwives and nurses trained specifically to provide quality breastfeeding and other post natal care in a personalised, friendly environment. An overnight stay can be arranged for partners.
No out of pocket expense is incurred. Women are transferred from the birthing hospital to Daylesford hospital, usually via privately organised transport (e.g. own car driven by partner/friend or relative).
Visitors are welcome, with recommended visiting times 10am-12.30pm & 2.30-8pm. Please note that rest period is 12.30-2.30pm for all clients, especially new mothers.
Mothers-to-be are welcome to view our facilities prior to birthing. If clients prefer an early discharge, domiciliary visits by a midwife can be arranged.
General x-rays and ultrasounds are available. Radiology is held Monday and Thursday afternoons and Wednesday mornings, by appointment with Daylesford Hospital and Ultrasounds are held on Tuesdays by appointment
Hepburn Health Services is able to provide:
- general surgical services
- ear nose & throat
Preference is given to local residents.
Urgent care and triage is provided by nurses and general practitioners are on-call. If drugs are prescribed, out of local pharmacy hours, these may be made available at a cost. A charge applies to this service including ambulance transport costs for any transfer to another health care facility. The attending doctor will determine the fee in conjunction with the client. Bulk billing may or may not be available.
A registered nurse is available from 8.30am to 5pm Monday to Friday for acute care by telephoning 5345 3000.
Volunteer drivers are needed for patient transport and delivery of Meals on Wheels . . .
New student accommodation at Daylesford Hospital was officially opened on 9 May 2013.
The L2P program is designed to assist the youth of Hepburn Shire achieve 120 hours of driving experience before they obtain their P plates . . .
An Accessible Eating Guide is now available for Hepburn Shire. The guide provides information about how easy it is to access local eateries, including physical access, menus, toilet facilities, background noise and the level of lighting.
Members of the Trentham Senior Activity Group come together on Tuesdays to share current affairs, delectable morning teas and break bread together at luncheon.
Children in Hepburn Shire Pre Schools are learning how to look after their teeth as part of the Smiles 4 Miles health promotion program being run by Hepburn Community Health Service and Dental Health Services Victoria
The local groups SWISH (Supporting Women in Strengthening Health) and SWAT (Supporting Women around Trentham) from Hepburn Health Service have won the 2013 Minister for Health Award for Outstanding Team Achievement for Rural Health Services in Victoria