Who can come to VPRS

To be Eligible for VPRS the young person should be aged between 0-18 and:

  • Have had an acquired injury, medical/surgical intervention or a functional impairment
  • Have moderate to high complexity rehabilitation needs and / or require time limited and goal focused programs.
  • Require an interdisciplinary team approach to achieve their rehabilitation goals.

Who can refer to VPRS

VPRS will take referrals from any of the people listed below, however we do like to make sure that your local Paediatrician and/or General Practitioner is involved in this process, so we may ask you to get a medical referral prior to your first appointment. This allows us to have a clearer picture of the child’s medical conditions and treatment.

  • Paediatricians
  • General Practitioners
  • Health Professionals
  • Paediatric Service Providers
  • Families

How to Refer to VPRS

Referrals can be made by emailing, faxing or posting your referral to the relevant Regional Coordinator, if you are unsure of which region the client is in look at the map below for the closest VPRS site. We do prefer you to use our Referral form and complete all relevant information.

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Please scroll down for referral information.

Region
Grampians
Contact
(03) 5320 3700
Fax
(03) 5320 3800
Location
Ballarat Health Services
Queen Elizabeth Centre
102 Ascot St South
Ballarat 3350
Regional Coordinator
Bianca Worboyes
Referrals
Please contact the Regional Coordinator on 5320 4071 to discuss referrals
Website
Grampians – Ballarat Health

 

Region
Barwon South West
Contact
(03) 4215 5314
Fax
(03) 4215 6376
Location
Barwon Health
McKellar Centre
45-95 Ballarat Road
North Geelong, 3215
Regional Coordinator
Tamara Jennings
Referrals
 Referrals should be forwarded to Information and Access at Barwon Health: PO Box 281 Geelong 3220, or Fax:  03 4215 7795
Website
Barwon/Southwest – Barwon Health

 

Region
Loddon Malle
Contact
(03) 5454 8489
Fax
(03) 5454 9113
Location
Bendigo Health
Mercy Street
Bendigo, 3550
Regional Coordinator
Sue Tupper
Referrals
Please contact the Regional Coordinator on 5454 6001 to discuss referrals
Website
Loddon Malle – Bendigo Health

 

Region
Eastern Metropolitan
Contact
(03) 9764 6229
Fax
(03) 9764 6330
Location
Angliss Hospital
Community Rehabilitation Centre
Albert Street
Ferntree Gully, 3156
Regional Coordinator
Renata Winkler
Referrals
Please contact the Regional Coordinator on 9764 6444 to discuss referrals
Website
Eastern Metro – Eastern Health

 

Region
Hume
Contact
1800 222 582
Fax
(03) 5821 1648
Location
Goulburn Valley Health
Graham Street
Shepparton, 3630
Regional Coordinator
Hilary Sellars
Referrals
Please contact the Regional Coordinator on 5832 3762 to discuss referrals
Website

 

Region
Gippsland
Contact
(03) 5173 8323
Fax
(03) 5173 8386
Location
Latrobe Regional Hospital
Princes Highway
Traralgon West, 3844
Regional Coordinator
Sarah French
Referrals
Please contact the Regional Coordinator on 5173 8383 to discuss referrals
Website
 Email  vprs@lrh.com.au

 

Region
Southern Metropolitan
Contact
(03) 8572 3054
Fax
(03)
Location
Monash Children’s Hospital
248 Clayton Road
Clayton, 3168
Regional Coordinator
Fiona Wilkinson
Inpatient Referrals
Referrals can be made to the Paediatric Rehabilitation Registrar on pg. 3622 or to the Regional Coordinator on 8572 3763
If calling from outside the hospital, please call switchboard on 9594 6666 and ask for the paediatric rehabilitation registrar or nurse coordinator to be paged
Ambulatory Referrals
We request that referrals are made by a doctor.  On referral, please provide information about family contact details, child’s diagnosis and previous investigations, team of health professionals involved (such as doctors and therapists), and the purpose of referral / goals of treatment.
Please call our Regional Coordinator if you have any questions on
8572 3763
Website
Southern Metro – Monash Health
Email
vprs@monashhelth.org

 

Region
North/Western Metropolitan
Contact
(03) 9345 9300
Fax
(03) 9345 5913
Location
The Royal Children’s Hospital
50 Flemington Road
Parkville, 3052
Regional Coordinators
Ambulatory – Elise Colgrave
Inpatients – Adrienne Fosang
Inpatient Referrals
Referrals can be made to the Rehabilitation Registrar on pg. 9444 or to the Inpatient Coordinator
If calling from outside the hospital, please call switchboard on 9345 9300 and ask for the registrar or Inpatient coordinator to be paged
Referrals will be discussed by the senior clinical team to determine suitability for admission or to provide consultative input
Ambulatory Referrals
We request that referrals are made by a doctor.  On referral, please provide information about family contact details, child’s diagnosis and previous investigations, team of health professionals involved (such as doctors and therapists), and the purpose of referral / goals of treatment.
Please call our Stream Leaders, Elise Colgrave or Adrienne Fosang if you have any questions on 9345 9300.
Website
North/ Western Metro – The Royal Children’s Hospital

How Does the Intake Process Work?

The Regional Coordinator completes a checklist to ensure they collect important information to assist the referral process. The Regional Coordinator will help decide whether a child is eligible for the VPRS. This may involve discussing the case with the Rehabilitation Specialist allocated to support the intake process and phoning the family, school and other community services for supporting information. The child/young person will be then given an appointment with the VPRS. This may be in a clinic appointment with a Rehabilitation doctor and allied health staff or just with an allied health team member.