for health professionals

  • Leaving Hospital Well – Community of Practice

    10/03/2020 Communications

    The Summer Foundation Leaving Hospital Well - Community of Practice (CoP) offers a national platform for health professionals across Australia to connect. Join the CoP to get the latest information about NDIS, innovative practice examples from clinicians working in... Read More


    03/02/2020 Communications

    This guideline is relevant for health services staff working in a health setting with people with disability aged under 65. When assisting people with disability, there may be circumstances where internal and/or external interface practice issues occur that require... Read More

  • Collaborative Discharge Approach – An overview

    24/12/2019 Communications

    Collaborative discharge planning is a process to ensure that people under 65 with disability or complex support needs in hospital, can achieve an effective and timely discharge back into the community with National Disability Insurance System (NDIS) supports. Read More

  • Collaborative Discharge Approach: Practice Guide

    23/12/2019 Communications

    The Collaborative Discharge Approach (CDA) has been developed to improve the experience of younger people with disability and complex support needs when needing both the National Disability Insurance System (NDIS) and the health system, particularly after a significant... Read More

  • Sample Interim NDIS Plan

    14/12/2019 Communications

    An interim NDIS plan aims to facilitate a successful and timely discharge from hospital for NDIS participants. It is a 3–6 month plan that acts as a transition to a more extensive plan to be used post discharge. Read More

  • Introduction to the NDIS

    02/10/2019 Communications

    This is a series of 4 webinars which cover the Introduction to the NDIS for health professionals. Read More


    15/09/2019 Communications

    If you are working in a residential aged care facility, or a health service, you might be supporting a person with disability to submit this NDIS access request. This resource is designed to help you. Read More

  • Hospital discharge video resources

    10/09/2019 Communications

    Occupational Therapists share their experience of the hospital discharge process for people with a newly-acquired disability. Read More

  • Hospital Discharge Planning – Literature Review

    25/06/2018 Communications

    The Hospital Discharge Project aims to bring about better coordinated discharge planning processes that enable younger people to leave hospital earlier and move back into the community, ultimately leading to fewer young Victorians entering residential aged care (RAC). Read More

  • ndis readiness – a toolkit for hospitals

    19/04/2018 Communications

    The Summer Foundation has developed tailored resources for health practitioners. These resources cover the entire hospital journey for people with disabilities, from admission to discharge back into the community. Read More