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At Timboon & District Healthcare Service we have a commitment to providing quality healthcare in order to meet the individual's needs. The women's health clinic provides an opportunity for women to learn about their health, so that they are more able to take responsibility for their own health & wellbeing. These clinics are provided by a registered nurse who has undergone additional specialised training in women's health & family planning. This is a FREE and confidential service which enables women to discuss issues that maybe of concern in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere. Where necessary the nurse will also provide assistance in accessing other services.
Services provided include:
Appointments can be made by phoning reception staff on (03) 5558 6000 9:00am - 5:00pm Monday - Friday.
A continence nurse advisor is a registered nurse with extensive training in continence care. They are able to assess your condition and advise on its management and in some cases treatment. To prepare for an appointment with the continence nurse write down all the information you can recall helping to describe the problem. For example, record in a diary:
This will help the continence nurse assess what the problem may be. You may also like to jot down a few questions to ask the continence nurse. Examples of questions you should ask your health professional are:
Our Continence Nurse is available for appointments between 10.00am and 2.30pm every second Monday.
The current fee is $8.80 for Pension and Health Care Card Holders and $13.50 for non card holders. (NOTE, this fee is subject to change at the discretion of the Healthcare Service)
A referral is not necessary and appointments can be made by contacting the reception staff on (03) 5558 6000 between 9.00am and 5.00pm Monday to Friday.
The Chronic Disease Independence Program (CDIP) is a new service for Timboon & District Healthcare Service. It has been designed to help the Healthcare Service, Timboon Medical Clinic and other community services to work together to provide improved care to people with chronic and complex conditions such as:
The Chronic Disease Independence Program (CDIP) is a free home based service for those who suffer a chronic disease. The program includes the undertaking of a thorough assessment of the client. This assessment aims to identify and create linkages with our other health services such as podiatry, diabetes education, dietitian, home and community care services, district nursing, occupational therapy and exercise classes.
The Chronic Disease Independence Program (CDIP) also provides medical education and uses wellbeing tools to encourage self management.
Sufferers of chronic illness who wish to be part of the Chronic Disease Independence Program (CDIP) can self refer, however general practitioners and other health workers are encouraged to refer as they are integral to the facilitation of changing health behaviours which are a vital key to the self management principles of the program.
Christie Berry can be contacted with regards to the Chronic Disease Independence Program (CDIP) by phoning (03) 5558 6041.
The District Nursing Service offers a wide range of care, treatment and education including:
Fees are set by the Department of Human Services and reviewed on an annual basis. The current fee structure will be provided upon admission to the District Nursing service.
For more information on the District Nursing Service please phone (03) 5558 6034.
The Diabetes Educator aims to provide the client with diabetes, their families or care givers with appropriate skills, knowledge and support to enable them to:
No referral is necessary. Appointments can be made by phoning reception staff on (03) 5558 6000 9:00am - 5:00pm Monday - Friday.
Domiciliary care is the hospital service provided following discharge, to mothers and their babies who live within the catchment of the healthcare service. The service operates 7 days a week.
Under this program the hospital midwives will visit you in your home, to check on the progress of both mother and baby, perform neonatal screening, help and give advice in the familiar surroundings of your own home.
For more information on this service please speak to the midwife in the hospital where you give birth or contact the Midwife in charge at Timboon & District Healthcare Service on (03) 5558 6000.
A range of community-based services based on the person's individually assessed needs. The most common services provided are:
Who can access the PAC Program?
There are no fees charged. However people may be asked to pay for consumables such as wound dressings. How do you refer to the PAC Program? Referrals are made by hospital staff either via the PAC Service associated with their hospital or directly to the PAC Service that provides services in the area where the person lives. If you think you may be eligible for this service please speak to the nursing staff during your hospital admission.