We’re looking for regional health services to join the Better Care Victoria funded critical care telehealth scaling project for 2019–20.

About the project

The critical care telehealth project funded by the 2017-2018 Better Care Victoria Innovation Fund was originally implemented at Mildura Base Hospital in 2017.

The project used telehealth services to manage patients locally within Mildura’s intensive care unit with the support of intensivists at the Alfred Hospital. Alfred Hospital also provided educational opportunities to build the capability of regional critical care clinicians.

Over a 12 month period, Mildura Base Hospital had 160 telehealth consultations, supported by Alfred Health and Royal Melbourne Hospital, to review complex patients and enhance the learning and development of clinicians.

What’s involved

Following on from the success at Mildura Base Hospital we’re scaling this project to other regional health services across Victoria.

The project will commence in March 2019 and run until March 2020, bringing together up to three regional health services who will implement the telehealth model in their critical care service.

Please note, funding is for six months only. Participating organisations must commit in principle to ongoing funding if determined indicators are achieved by the six month pilot program.

Who should apply?

Regional services with a high dependency unit (up to 4 beds) and/or intensive care unit (up to 8 beds) are eligible.

How to apply

Download and complete the expression of interest form below. Applications should be submitted to BCV@safercare.vic.gov.au by 5pm, Thursday 10 January 2019.

More information

Please refer to the find the expression of interest guidelines below, or contact:

Kelly Sykes


+61 3 9096 2732.