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Highfields Disability Service,

Rapid Hospital Discharge Program


Rapid Hospital Discharge Program

Helping people with a disability to exit hospital settings

Highfields Disability Service is working closely with hospitals, families and discharge professionals to help people with a disability re-enter the community and begin their journey towards finding a ‘forever home’.

Our Rapid Hospital Discharge Program assists NDIS participants to move out of hospital into Medium Term Accommodation while a long-term solution can be arranged.

Highfields Disability Service help people with a disability who are clinically ready for discharge from hospital to transition into new or temporary accommodation funded by the NDIS while providing them with the supports appropriate for their needs.

Our experienced team of disability professionals:

  • Collaborates and manages the process of discharge and transitioning back into the community

  • Ensures individual goals are captured and monitored within a person’s support plan

  • Collaborates with Highfields Disability Service Homes team to find new ‘forever homes’ (Specialist Disability Accommodation)

  • Sources suitable Medium Term Accommodation and coordinates a team of trained support workers to provide around-the-clock support with funding from the NDIS

  • Helps to develop person-centred support plans that meet the needs of each individual

  • Partners with other professions and allied health teams to assist participants with their NDIS plans and funding requirements

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