Ambulatory Care Services
Our ambulatory care team provides a wide range of services and programs to deliver quality care. We provide both inpatient and outpatient services such as physiotherapy, occupational therapy, social work, speech pathology, diabetes education and dietetics.
Key inpatient and outpatient services provided include:
A service that supports clients recovering from orthopedic surgery, trauma incidents or acute fractures in adults and paediatrics.
A service providing assessment and management plans for clients admitted with falls, or with a history of falls and / or balance problems. We aim to improve mobility, reduce falls risk and optimise function.
A service supporting clients through therapy leveraging the buoyancy of water to accelerate rehabilitation, reduce post-surgical rehabilitation time, and unload pressure on joints.
A service supporting clients with neurological difficulties through combination therapies including mobility and balance exercise, cognitive exercise and dexterity exercises.
We also offer support services to help bridge the transition from hospital back to the home. These services can also help to prevent the need for a hospital presentation in the first instance and can be accessed in the community.
Key support services provided include:
A multi-disciplinary rehabilitation service supporting those who are disabled, frail, have chronic illness or are recovering from injury to retain independence and transition back into the community. Services provided include nursing, physiotherapy, occupational therapy and speech pathology, and can be provided in the ambulatory care department or at home.
A service supporting those with chronic conditions to manage them in the community, improving quality of life and reducing avoidable admissions. Specialised HARP care at MBPH includes renal, diabetes, pulmonary, paediatrics, cardiac and chronic heart failure, aged and complex care and psycho-social services.
A short-term service assisting those discharged from hospital or acute care settings identified as requiring short-term, community-based support to fast track recovery in the community setting. Services are tailored based on individual needs and may include personal care, home help, shopping care and basic wound-care, among others.
A short-term program providing additional services for older people who have recently been in hospital. It is an extended program of up to 12 weeks, focusing on individualised therapy and care planning, provided in the home or care setting. Services provided through TCP include physiotherapy, occupational therapy, social work and personal care, among others.
For more information on our services or for any enquiries please contact the Ambulatory Care unit on 03 5022 3250.
Referrals for any of our programs can be made via Argus, or mailed or faxed to the Ambulatory Care Department at:
Ambulatory Care Department Mildura Base Hospital
PO BOX 620,
Mildura, Vic. 3500
+(03) 5022 3207
Hospital in the Home
Our Hospital in the Home (HITH) program provides individualised and holistic care in a patient's home that would otherwise be provided in an acute hospital setting, allowing patients to receive ongoing treatment in the familiar surroundings of their own home. We accept both adult and paediatric patients into this program, provided clinical selection criteria are met. Please ask your treating medical team for more information about the potential to be treated in HITH.
Residential in Reach Program
Our Residential In Reach (RIR) program aims to assist residents to remain in their own environment. It is a consultative service that offers prompt assessment and short-term support to prevent admissions to acute care where appropriate, at no cost.
Our RIR service is based in the hospital, with staff attending Residential Aged Care Facilities as required.
Referrals can be made for any client in the Northern Mallee region residing in a Residential Aged Care Facility, and referrals can be made by GPs, Ambulance Victoria, Residential Aged Cared Facilities and Emergency Departments.
To find out more about this service, or to make a referral (via fax or phone) please contact us on:
+(03) 5022 3258 or 0438 539 140
+(03) 5022 3207
Please note our service hours are:
Monday – Sunday
7:00am – 3:30pm