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Information to support the repatriation of residents – general guidance fact sheet: 10 September 2020

This fact sheet provides a brief overview of the process for preparing to return several residents to their residential aged care facility (RACF) from hospital.

Where there are individual residents (not admitted as part of a larger cohort) who may have been admitted to hospital for clinical reasons and meet the clearance criteria (if relevant) and are ready for discharge and the RACF can receive the resident, these transfers can occur as part of the health services discharge planning processes directly with the RACF. Please ensure communication with both the facility and the family.

Please see Table B below for Return of RACF Residents from Hospital – Department of Health and Human Services Public Health Unit (DHHS PHU) Advice as at 3 September 2020 – this document covers transfers not part of VACRC formal repatriation process.

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