Respite is available at several aged care facilities at WDHS. It provides short-term care on a planned basis and sometimes in an emergency, for example, to help if your carer needs to go away. To see which facilities provide respite care click here.
Admission to all WDHS facilities is managed by the Aged Care Placement Coordinator, who is based at The Birches in Hamilton. For further information or to make a booking please contact the Coordinator.
If the client is self-medicating, a letter is required from their GP advising they may continue to self-medicate while at respite. Alternatively they should bring their current medications in a Webster Pack, a current Long Term Medication Chart from their GP and a letter regarding any current health concerns.