Primary Care Centre

Our Key Focus Areas

Community Health Nursing

Our Community Health Nurses provide a wide range of primary and preventative health care programs to the Mansfield, Jamieson and Woods Point communities.  They work with clients either individually or in group programs to better understand and manage their healthcare needs. Some of our key programs include:

  • Chronic disease management
  • Parkinsons support
  • Parent Child Mother Goose Parenting Program
  • Walking for older adults
  • Carers’ support
  • QUIT education

Our Community Health Nurse is in:

  • Mansfield on Tuesday and Thursday;
  • Woods Point on Wednesday; and
  • Jamieson on Thursday.
Diabetes Education

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.

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.

Dietetics

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 priorities.

Key initiatives focus on:

  • Chronic disease management;
  • Healthy Eating;
  • Breastfeeding Awareness and Promotion;
  • Mental Health and Wellbeing;
  • Prevention of family violence; and
  • Well Ageing
Mansfield Restart

Mansfield Restart is our innovative community-led and locally delivered program that deals with addiction and substance abuse.

PROGRAM AIMS:

The project aims to reduce drug use and the effects of use and addiction on individuals, family, carers and the broader Mansfield community.

It provides a supported opportunity for those affected by addiction to once again take charge of their life

HOW WILL WE DO THIS:

  • By working with individuals and families to develop a plan of care to address their health needs
  • By bringing together a multi-disciplinary team, including nursing, doctors, allied health and social support services to assist and support individuals and families
  • By building resilience of individuals and families to allow them to once again take charge of their life
  • Through sharing knowledge to empower individuals and families
  • By enhancing community awareness of the harms associated with the substance use

 WHO CAN USE THIS SERVICE:

  • You
  • A family member or friend
  • Anyone who has concerns about someone they care about

 

Anyone can refer into the service

 WHAT DO WE OFFER:

  • Support and individualised rehabilitation
  • Strategies and programs to assist in dealing with life’s challenges
  • A cohesive and skilled multi-disciplinary team working with a shared plan of care
  • General enquiries, information or education
  • Early intervention

HOW TO CONTACT US:

Call 5775 8800 to arrange a time to speak to or meet with the Mansfield Restart Coordinator.

Physiotherapy

Our physiotherapists provide 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.

Podiatry

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.

Social Work

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.

Social Work services are provided free of charge to residents of Mansfield and surrounding communities.

Speech Pathology

Our Speech Pathologists provide assessment and treatment for children under school age with communication difficulties;

The service can assist children having difficulty understanding instructions using words and sentences or helping children with unclear speech such as stuttering.

The service is also integrated into some local schools.

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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