Care Pathways

Central West Gippsland Primary Care Partnership (CWGPCP)  has consulted with local health professionals to develop a series of localised care pathways for specific chronic conditions.

What are they?
The care pathways were designed for use by health professionals, GP’s and specialists who work with Clients with chronic conditions.
The resources are for use with Clients whose conditions are stable and are at the stage of self-management.
They should not be used with Clients being treated for acute episodes of their condition, have recently been diagnosed with their condition, are in hospital or receiving hospital services for their condition (acute), or are having recurrent acute episodes of illness.
These resources are NOT to be given to Clients. They are a resource for health professional use only.

Why?   
Health professionals often express that it difficult to know all of the suitable local services available to Clients with chronic conditions. Students and temporary staff in particular find it difficult coming to a new area and finding out what local services are available for their Clients. Clinicians wanted a resource that would assist them to better support Clients with chronic conditions in their local area.

General Practice: The General Practice section should be used as a prompt for regular check-ups with the Client’s GP.  The information in this section have been gathered from best practice documents from the relevant intuitions such as Diabetes Australia, The Heart Foundation, Asthma Victoria etc.
Community Services: Each Care Pathway includes contacts for the relevant public services in the community as well as local specialists or specialist clinics. Clinicians can use these contacts as points for referral for the Client.
Self-Management: The Self-Management section should be used by health professionals to guide them in conversations with Clients about their self-management strategies.
Specialists: Details regarding commonly accessed Specialists and specialist clinics are listed in this section.
Additional Support: Support services that may assist the Client in their management of their condition are listed in the Additional Support section.
 
To access the care pathways please click on the pathway title below.

Care Pathways Cover Page and Information Sheet

Baw Baw Care Pathways
COPD – Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
Diabetes – Type 2
Paediatric Allied Health – children’s services
Stroke
Adult Depression and Anxiety
Youth Depression and Anxiety
 
Latrobe Care Pathways
COPD – Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
Diabetes – Type 2
Paediatric Allied Health – children’s services
Stroke
Adult Depression and Anxiety
Youth Depression and Anxiety

Any Questions or Changes?
The documents will be reviewed every 12 months, however, if you have any additions or changes to your local care pathway, please contact Central West Gippsland Primary Care Partnership to discuss the changes cwgpcp@gmail.com.

Gippsland HealthPathways
Gippsland Primary Health Netowrk (PHN) is leading the development of Gippsland Health Pathways, to assist health services and providers build a more sustainable and integrated health system for Gippsland. Health Pathways are localized electronic condition specific pathways that assist clinicians to navigate patients through the service system. To learn more about the Gippsland Health Pathways please visit the Gippsland PHN website.