The Referral Decision Aid is designed to support the referral of preschool-aged children with developmental delays to appropriate services in Melbourne’s west, in a timely manner.
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Development of the Referral Decision Aid
Referrers and service providers in our region indicated that the existing service system for children with developmental delay can be complex, confusing and disjointed. Broad consultations across Melbourne’s west found a lack of clarity about service eligibility or knowledge of the services offered by each service, with high numbers of inappropriate referrals being made.
Key service providers and agencies formed an Alliance to work together to develop a tool that would support clear and consistent eligibility and referrals across the region.
The following agencies were involved throughout the development of the Referral Decision Aid and have signed off on its use:
- Western Health
- Djerriwarrh Health Service
- IPC Health
- Royal Children’s Hospital
- Early Childhood Intervention Service (ECIS) intake
- Department of Health and Human Services (Western Region)
Read about the consultations including key findings and recommendations for action on the Pathways for Children with Developmental Delays project page.
Mindy Allott, Access & Inclusion Project Manager
Phone (03) 9248 9658