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February 2021

Housing Needs and Preferences to Support Discharge

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The Housing Needs and Preferences to Support Discharge Guide and Template are for health professionals to support a person with disability to describe the housing and support they want and need so that they can be discharged to suitable housing.


June 2020

Urgent access request cover letter

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In some circumstances a person may be vulnerable to risk and need urgent supports. For example, they may be going back to live in a community setting with few supports of any kind after they are discharged from hospital, or they may not be able to return home and may be at risk of moving into a residential aged care facility.

Download a Word document template of the letter


June 2020

Chris’s story – everything’s changed

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Chris shares his journey from hospital to his new home and the value of having good support around you.


June 2020

NDIS foundations training videos

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These videos for health services are part of the NDIS Capacity building framework training manual.

  • Embedding Practice Change: Health Services and the NDIS
  • Introduction to the NDIS (Webinars 1–4)
  • NDIS Foundations (Modules 1–3)
  • Streamlining Health & NDIS for Better Discharge Outcomes


March 2020

NDIS secondary consultation framework

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This resource describes how an NDIS secondary consultation framework can guide health clinicians in sustainably building their knowledge and practice expertise, to achieve positive discharge outcomes for people eligible for the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).


March 2020

Developing a safe discharge plan for people with disability in response to COVID-19

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The purpose of this resource is to assist health clinicians who are supporting a person with disability who is being considered for discharge as a result of COVID-19.


March 2020

Health service FAQs

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All health services are building their capacity in working with the NDIS and people with disability aged under 65. This resource contains health’ frequently asked questions (FAQs), and answers relating to a number of different topics.

Health services may choose to download the Word version of this resource and add their own FAQs to maximise local relevance.


December 2019

Sample interim NDIS plan

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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.


July 2019

Allied health housing assessments guide

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The aim of this guide is to assist support coordinators and allied health professionals collaborate on Housing Plans for National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) participants. Housing Plans rely on appropriately framed allied health assessments and reports to support the participant pursue their goals and aspirations.


May 2019

Penny’s story

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After a hospital stay and her husband no longer her carer, Penny was unable to return home. She put in a change of circumstances to the NDIS. Penny now says her supports enable her to live the life she wants to live.


August 2018

Life After Discharge – from hospital to home

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Donna King is an Occupational Therapist Case Manager. Donna discusses the importantce of communication after discharge and establishing community links.


August 2018

Discharge Planning from Hospital to Home

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Donna King is an Occupational Therapist Case Manager working in the area of traumatic brain injury. Donna deals mainly with clients in rural locations. Donna says early contact is key to a good Discharge Plan.


August 2018

Chris’s experience with the health system

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Chris was in hospital and rehab for 3 months. Chris’ explanation of that time was “I felt like a ping pong ball between the hospital and my care coordinator”.


August 2018

Chris’s aged care story

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Two and half years ago Chris was hospitalised. Chris knew he couldn’t return to his home in Launceston, he wanted to move closer to his parents on the north west coast of Tasmania. With no choices this would mean living in a nursing home.


August 2018

Danny’s story – with his brother Michael

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Danny has MS, he recently suffered an infection which resulted in a hospital stay, he was unable to return home. It is important to Danny’s family that he stays living on the northern beaches.


July 2018

NDIS readiness – a toolkit for hospitals

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This toolkit includes tailored resources for health practitioners that cover the entire hospital journey for people with disabilities, from admission to discharge back into the community.


July 2018

THE NDIS: A new landscape for people who acquire a disability

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The NDIS is creating new possibilities for people with disability, but is a whole new world for health care professionals.


June 2018

Life in a nursing home

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Daniel went from hospital to a nursing home. He shares his experiences and ideas on how to improve the life of young people living in nursing homes.


June 2018

Deborah’s aged care story

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It all started Christmas Eve 2015. Deborah went from thinking about what she was going to cook for Christmas Day, to being in intensive care with all her organs shutting down. That was the beginning of Deborah’s journey into aged care.


June 2018

Hospital discharge video resources

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


June 2018

Hospital discharge planning for young people with complex disability: Literature review

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The aim of the discharge planning process is to improve the coordination of a person’s services post-discharge and reduce the likelihood of unplanned hospital re-admissions. This review sought to explore the current evidence base for hospital discharge planning for young adults (aged 18-64) with disability and complex support needs. Successful discharge planning for this group is complex and requires effective cooperation between health and disability services.


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Knox, L., Symmons, M., Douglas, J., Hilton, G., Winkler, D. (2018). Summer Foundation.


April 2018

Discharge planning toolkit

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This toolkit provides targeted information for hospital discharge staff, and staff in acute and rehabilitation hospital settings, relating to the discharge of people aged under 65 years who have acquired a disability:


November 2016

Vicki Wilkinson: Pathway into a Nursing Home

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If Vicki had more health support at crucial times following her injury her four year stay in a nursing home could have been avoided.