Primary Care Centre

Our Key Focus Areas

Dialysis

Mansfield District Hospital provides haemodialysis to patients in the Mansfield and surrounding area in a bright, friendly relaxed environment. Our service is a satellite unit affiliated with the Royal Melbourne Hospital Kidney Care Services. Our unit has three chairs operating on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Holiday dialysis is also available by arrangement.

Diabetes Educator

Our Diabetes educator works with individual clients to prevent and manage complications, and provide on-going monitoring as well as providing education for the general community to increase awareness of diabetes. Assessment of diabetes clients and customised management guidelines are also provided for patients and carers.

Dietitian

Our Dietician provides nutritional advice for a range of dietary issues related to health problems is provided and works closely with our Diabetes Educator where appropriate.

Health Promotion

Primary Care Centre staff work with individuals, groups and the general community to support and provide a range of health promotion initiatives in response to specific local needs alongside key national and state health issues.

Key initiatives focus on:

  • Healthy Eating
  • Breastfeeding Awareness and Promotion
  • Mental Health and Wellbeing
  • Prevention of family violence, including the annual white ribbon day
  • Seniors Activities
Podiatrist

The centre podiatrist provides services for prevention, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of foot conditions. These include wound care, walking assessments, orthotics and advice on appropriate footwear.

Physiotherapist

The PCC physio offers an assessment and treatment service of movement disorders and mobility problems for individual clients. Assistance and suitable aids and appliances to help with mobility, rehabilitation and independence are available.

Speech Pathologist

This consultant provides assessment and treatment for children under school age with communication difficulties;

For example the service can assist children having difficulty understanding instructions. Using words and sentences or helping children with unclear speech such as stuttering.

Social Work

Mansfield District Hospital provides social work services to the Mansfield and district community free of charge.  Our social worker provides support for people with health related issues who require assistance with social supports and social issues. This may include advocacy, accommodation, finance, adjustment/loss and relationship issues. The Social Worker is available on Wednesdays and Fridays to assist by phone and/or face-to-face contact providing assessment of needs with further management and/or referral to other services as appropriate. Ongoing or short term support is provided where required. Appointments may be made in person or by telephoning hospital reception staff on (03) 5775 8800.

Visiting Nurses Service

The Mansfield Visiting Nursing Service (VNS) works on the basis that one of the best places to get well and remain independent is in your own home and provides nursing care to all people regardless of age, income or diagnosis.

VNS nurses aim to improve the health status of their clients enabling them to enjoy the benefits of remaining at home.

Visiting nurses provide palliative care, Hospital in the Home and post-acute care.

The service also aims to support benefit to family members and carers with frail, sick or confused older persons and can link families to other community agencies.

A referral for this service may be made through your general practitioner or directly by family members or the client themselves by contacting the VNS Clinical Coordinator on (03) 5775 8800 during business hours.

Community Health

Our Community Health Nurses provide a wide range of primary and preventative health care programs to the Mansfield, Jamieson and Woods Point community.  A Community Health Nurse provides a diverse range of services in order to help community members manage their healthcare needs both within the home and in the community.  The Community Health Nurses work with clients either one on one or in group programs.  Some of our key programs include:

  • Parkinsons support
  • “Parent Child Mother Goose” Parenting Program
  • Walking for older adults
  • Carer’s support
  • QUIT education

Our Community Health Nurse is in Mansfield on Tuesday and Thursdays.

Our Community Health Nurse is in Woods Point on Wednesday and Jamieson on Thursday.

The services available include:

  • Dialysis
  • Antenatal Clinics
  • Diabetes Educator
  • Dietetics
  • Podiatry
  • Health Promotion
  • Physiotherapy
  • Speech Pathology
  • Social Work
  • Visiting Nursing & Community Outreach Nursing
  • Community Health Nursing

Visiting services include:

  • Community Mental Health
  • Drug and Alcohol Services
  • Alzheimer’s Australia – Victoria
  • HACC Podiatry

To make an appointment, please call hospital reception on (03) 5775 8800

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