Rapid Assessment of the Deteriorating Aged at Risk (RADAR) is a rapid response program that supports older people in our community. It provides a rapid medical intervention that enables you to remain at home and prevent subsequent hospital admissions.
The RADAR team is made up of medical staff, registered nurses, social workers, occupational therapists and dieticians who stay in close contact with your GP. They also liaise with services such as pathology, hospital in the home, allied health and community rehabilitation.
To use our service, you must meet the following criteria:
- be aged over 65 years or over 50 years if you are an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person
- have suffered a decline in function or ability that your doctor thinks may result in a likely hospital admission within the next 2 weeks
- do not require immediate hospital admission for an acute illness
A GP referral is needed before you can be assessed for our services.
Please contact the RADAR administration on 02 5124 8293 for more information.