8 December 2008

Transition Care

Helping older Australians get out of hospital and regain their independence - transition care
Minister for Ageing Media Release: 4 December 2008
The Rudd Labor Government today began the process of allocating the second stage – 400 transition care places for 2009-2010 – of its four-year $293.2 million plan.

This builds on the 228 fully-funded Federal places allocated for 2007-2008, bringing the total of new transition care places to 628 and benefiting up to 4,710 older Australians – in a full year.

Transition care places are about helping older Australians get out of hospital and regain their independence in their own homes. It frees up valuable resources for those needing urgent treatment in state and territory hospitals. … > read media release

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