Creating a healthier, better connected Gippsland.

Lifeguard making a difference in rural communities

Bush nursing centres and health services in remote communities of East Gippsland are using technology to enhance caring for their patients.

While the services deliver regular face-to-face appointments, they are also monitoring patients in the comfort of their own home via a digital software platform called Lifeguard.

The DigitalCare@Home program is a joint venture between Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) Victoria and Gippsland Primary Health Network (Gippsland PHN) to make Lifeguard available to participating health services in Gippsland, including bush nursing centres, to remotely monitor their patients through the Lifeguard application and catch signs of deterioration early, before the patient’s situation becomes urgent.

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Manager of the Buchan Bush Nursing Centre, Anne Brewer.

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