Join a conversation or workshop to shape the Heart Helper Pilot
Do you have heart failure, or are you a carer or family member of someone who does? Are you a healthcare worker in this field?
We want to collaborate with you to improve home-based healthcare. Our conversations will help shape the Heart Helper Pilot.
There are a few ways you can take part as a person living with heart failure, their carer or family member, or as a healthcare worker:
- 30-minute conversation about your experience
- 60-90 minute conversation about your experience, particularly going home after hospital
- Join an 'ideas' workshop (group session)
- Join a 'feedback' workshop (group session)
- Receive updates about the project via email
We will be running different activities over March, April, May and June.
Heart failure is a complex chronic condition. One in four patients with heart failure are readmitted to hospital within 30 days of being discharged.
We will partner with one or two Victorian health services to co-design and test a service delivery model to help people with heart failure after a hospital admission.
The Heart Helper Pilot will focus on:
- increasing patient self-management
- improving carer education
- trialling the use of a combined workforce – this could include enrolled nurses, personal care workers, allied health assistants, or lay people working closely with clinicians with specialised heart failure experience.
This pilot will be developed and tested over a 12- to 18-month period. We will offer funding to contribute to the costs of staffing during the co-design and implementation period.
Applications for health services to express interest in participating in this initiative have now closed.
This pilot is part of the Avoidable acute care admissions package along with the Heart failure collaborative and cardiovascular nurse ambassadors.
To test a new service delivery model within the Victorian health system and reduce avoidable acute care admissions related to heart failure.
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Page last updated: 27 Apr 2022