MTHCS provides best practice clinical care to acute patients of the Mallee Track Community by appropriately skilled and qualified staff.
MTHCS acute care services are limited to medical cases. Anything requiring complex care shall be referred to a higher level service i.e. Mildura Base Hospital / Bendigo Hospital.
The Medical Officer on duty is the only person authorised to initiate admission of a patient to Acute Care. In the absence of a Medical Officer no admissions shall be accepted.
Things you may need to bring into hospital with you:
Freedom of Information
Mallee Track Health & Community Service shall extend to the community as far as possible the right of access to information in the possession of MTHCS (as a Victorian and Commonwealth Government agency) following the guidelines of the Freedom of Information Act 1982 and its amendments.
Freedom of Information (FOI) legislation has become part of the political fabric in Australia since its introduction in the early 1980’s. The Commonwealth and all States and Territories have their own FOI Acts.
Local councils in Victoria have since 1 January 1994 been subject to the FOI Act. The Freedom of Information (FOI) Act has four main functions:
To provide a general right of access to documents;
To enable individuals to amend incorrect information about them held by government;
To provide rights of appeal in relation to the previous two functions;
To require agencies to publish certain details about themselves and their functions.
For the purpose of the Act, the Director of Nursing is the Freedom of Information Officer (FOI Officer).
Prior to discharge the nurse will organise:
Scripts for medications
A list and explanation of your medications
A medical certificate if required
District nurse visits
Post acute care
Referrals to other health related professionals and other health related services eg. Meals on Wheels
Transport if needed
Notification of family
Follow up appointments
Any other concerns you may have
Please do not leave without speaking to the nurse.
Reception will organise any payments.
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Breakfast 8:00am Breakfast 8:15am
Morning Tea 10:00am Morning Tea 10:00am
Lunch 12:30pm Lunch 12:00 – 12:15pm
Afternoon Tea 2:30pm
Dinner 4:45pm Dinner 5:00pm
Supper 8:00pm Supper 7:00 pm
Choices can be selected from a daily menu to suit your dietary requirements. Please inform staff if you have any special preferences and every endeavour will be made to meet your requests.
Families who wish to stay for a meal are welcome. There will be a small charge for this.
Visiting hours are from 11:00am to 8:00pm each day. However, we are very flexible depending on the patient. Please speak to your nurse for more information.