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Health Independence Program

HIP was introduced by the DH&HS in 2008 bringing together the four previously separate service streams of Subacute Ambulatory Care, Post Acute Care, Hospital Admission Risk Program and Residential In Reach under common guidelines. 


The intent of HIP is to deliver improved outcomes for clients and to support hospital demand management and flow, through delivering integrated and coordinated care to clients across the hospital and community interface, reducing duplication and fragmentation of services and ensuring client centered care planning.  

SVHM - NRCH HIP Vision

Our Health Independence Program delivers a coordinated, integrated and interdisciplinary health and support service with a single plan of care. We work to enable clients to be the decision makers of their care, and support clients through self-management to achieve their healthcare goals. Our accessible program is well recognised and strongly linked to the local community and service sector. Our approach enhances the client experience and improves their health, wellbeing and independence.