Improving health and reducing hospitalisations in Whittlesea

In partnership with Northern Health, Medibank Health Solutions are supporting people in Whittlesea living which chronic and complex illnesses through a chronic disease care management program called CarePoint.  

The program has seen 72 Northern Health patients with complex and chronic conditions, such as type 2 diabetes and heart disease, referred to participate in a 12-month community based program. 

The program focussed on two key areas: 

  1. Coaching participants to self-manage their health and wellbeing. 

  1. Coordinating participants’ care with their healthcare providers, keeping their GP at the centre of their care. 

The program offers care management and service coordination and addresses social as well health needs.

Northern Hospital will shortly begin identifying eligible patients living in the Whittlesea area to participate in the next intake of the program.