Ten Residential Aged Care Facilities in Gippsland will have access to an IMPREST system to improve end of life care with timely medications, thanks to a grant from Gippsland Primary Health Network.
An IMPREST system allows registered health practitioners to access prescription medications including those used for people receiving palliative care. Medications are supplied to an aged care facility as “ward stock” rather than for a specific resident. They include antibiotics, pain relief and other medications.
The initiative is part of the Australian Government’s Greater Choices for At Home Palliative Care measure to improve palliative care coordination in a person’s home or in aged care facilities.
Read the media release here.