A nurse checks on a patient in the cancer ward

Departments

Hospital Primary Care Liaison Unit

About us

The Hospital Primary Care Liaison Unit (HPCLU) provides assistance and advice for developing links and opportunities for collaboration, and improving communication between Austin Health and primary health care providers and GPs.

The HPCLU works closely with all areas of Austin Health that interface with the community in order to achieve the unit’s aims.

These areas include:

  • Outpatient Department
  • Emergency Department
  • Aged and Community Programs:
    • Community Rehabilitation Centre
    • Aged Care Assessment Service
  • other HARP programs
  • GP Medical Education

The HPCLU also works in close liaison with Divisions of General Practice, particularly North East Valley Division of GP and Northern Division of GP. Primary Care Partnerships (in particular the North East Primary Care Partnership) and their member agencies including Local Government, Royal District Nursing Service, Community Health Services & other HACC (Home and Community Care) funded services.

The HACC Program is jointly funded by the Commonwealth and Victorian Governments.