The NSW Ministry of Health has developed advice for the safe and efficient discharge from hospital of new and returning residents of residential aged care facilities. The advice includes a screening process and a discharge summary template.
To provide a consistent approach for discharging older people to residential aged care facilities (RACFs) during the COVID-19 pandemic. A consistent approach will provide confidence that all new and returning residents at the time of discharge from hospital to RACFs have been screened by an appropriate medical officer and:
Facilities are still required to follow the Communicable Diseases Network Australia guidelines (section 3.2.1) for active screening of new/returning residents.