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Support for residential aged care

We collaborate with health professionals working in residential aged care to improve the care journey for their residents.

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The following activities are being delivered to support residential aged care in our region:

  • enhanced out of hours support for residential aged care
  • increased access and utilisation of telehealth for residents through provision of funding
  • improved cross sector engagement and information sharing through Brisbane North residential aged care collaboratives
  • increased access to training, resources and support for staff
  • supply and distribution of the Yellow Envelopes to support effective clinical handovers.

To participate in these activities as part of the program of support offered to residential aged care in the Brisbane North and Moreton Bay region, please submit the Expression of Interest form located here.

Yellow Envelope clinical handover tool

The Yellow Envelope is a clinical handover tool designed for use within the North Brisbane and Moreton Bay catchment to support the transfer of clinical information for aged care residents to and from hospital.

The Yellow Envelope clinical handover tool enables:

  • effective clinical handover to other care settings
  • the ability to share resident documents including Advanced Care Health Directives
  • the ability to implement timely changes in resident care on return from other clinical settings.

Watch the Yellow Envelope clinical handover tool video for aged care staff

Watch the Yellow Envelope clinical handover tool video for hospital staff

Place an order

Aged care services wishing to obtain copies of the Yellow Envelope can complete the Yellow Envelope order form and submit this via email agedcareprojects@brisbanenorthphn.org.au.

Orders are sent out at the end of each month.

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