Acute Services

The following table provides a guide to median costs per day/per encounter for services provided to Medicare ineligible patients.  Please note that this is a guide only, and that fees charges to Medicare ineligible patients are to be determined by individual health services.

Patient Classification

Estimated Median cost for 2019-20

Estimated range for 2018/19 (the department expects that cost for 50% of patients will fall within the range)

Accommodation charge – fee per day

Same day – Single Room

$150

$59

$285

Same day – Shared Room

$186

$99

$267

Overnight- Single Room

$582

$417

$820

Overnight – Shared Room

$488

$389

$622

IDHS provides a diverse and comprehensive range of services including acute inpatient, accident and emergency services, residential services for the frail aged and disabled as well as community-based services.

To find out more or to register for a service contact Reception on (03) 5431 7000 and ask for the area you are interested in.

In compliance with the Safe Patient Care Act (Nurse to Patient Ratios) Amendment Act 2019, IDHS roster nurses according to the below table:

Mixed Ward Ratios 2019

Name of Mixed Ward 

 

Acute/ High Care Aged (Nursing Home)

Total Number of occupied beds in the mixed ward

23(8 Acute and 15 High Care Aged Beds)

The different ratios that apply in:  IDHS is a Level 4 Hospital

 

Acute Ward

Morning Shift: 1:6 plus in charge

Afternoon Shift 1: 7

Night Shift 1: 10

 

High Care Aged (Nursing Home)

Morning Shift: 1:7

Afternoon Shift: 1:8

Night Shift: 1:15

 

The expected number of occupied beds in each portion of the ward in the next 6 months is: 23 beds 8 Acute and 15 High Care Aged Beds

Mixed Ward Ratios 2020

Name of Mixed Ward 

 

Acute/ High Care Aged (Nursing Home)

Total Number of occupied beds in the mixed
ward

23(8 Acute and 15 High Care Aged Beds)

The different ratios that apply in:  IDHS is a Level 4 Hospital

Ratio Acute ward

 Ratio High Care Aged

 (Nursing Home)

  Ratio for mixed ward

Morning Shift: 1:6 plus in charge

Afternoon Shift 1: 7

Night Shift 1: 10

 Morning Shift: 1:7

 Afternoon Shift: 1:8

 Night Shift: 1:15 

Morning Shift: 1:6 plus in charge = 4 IDHS Nursing Staff

Afternoon Shift 1: 7 = 4 IDHS Nursing Staff

Night Shift 1: 10 = 3 IDHS Nursing Staff

The expected number of occupied beds in each portion of the ward in the next 6 months is: 23 beds 8 Acute and 15 High Care Aged Beds

Safe Patient Care (Nurse to Patient and Midwife to Patient Ratios) Act 2015

Level 4 hospitals

(1) The operator
of a level 4 hospital must staff an

acute ward as
follows—

(a) on the morning shift—

(i) one nurse for every 6 patients; and

(ii) one nurse in charge;

(b) on the afternoon shift—

(i) one nurse for every 7 patients; and

(ii) one nurse in charge;

(c) on the night shift, one nurse for every

     10 patients

 

Medical Services

Urgent Care
Acute Services
Doctors
Visiting Allied Health Services

 

Transition Care Program (TCP)

The Transition Care Program provides short-term support for older people following an admission to hospital.  The program is aimed at providing the older person with more time and support to get well after a hospital admission to return to home or into a residential aged care facility.  The Transition Care Coordinator will work with the client, family and other health professionals in supporting your choice in achieving your goals.