Victorian acute care includes admitted and non-admitted services such as critical care, surgical services, Hospital in the Home, specialist clinics, trauma and emergency services.
Acute medicine encompasses the care of patients admitted to Victoria’s public hospitals as inpatients with an acute medical condition.
Improving emergency department services, facilities and waiting times are a priority for the Victorian Government.
The Statewide Surgical Services Program liaises closely with health services and key stakeholders to improve surgical services for all Victorians.
Better at Home initiative
The Better at Home initiative helps deliver more healthcare within patients’ homes where appropriate and preferred by the patient, through use of home-delivered and virtual care.
Critical care services provide expertise and equipment for the treatment of patients with life-threatening conditions. The adult critical care system in Victoria supports all medical and surgical specialties.
Victorian State Trauma System
The Victorian State Trauma System facilitates the management and treatment of major trauma patients in Victoria.
Reviewed 05 October 2015