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Heart failure is complex chronic condition with one in four patients with heart failure being readmitted to hospital within 30 days of being discharged. 

The Heart Helper Pilot is looking at developing an innovative model of care based on the Grand Aides program in the USA that has led to reduced emergency visits and all cause readmissions in people with heart failure. 

We will partner with one Victorian health service to co-design an Australian adaptation of Grand-Aides model of care to help people with heart failure after a hospital admission. 

Following the co-design a period, a 12-month pilot will run to test the this model of care within the Victorian context.

This pilot is part of the Avoidable acute care admissions package along with the Heart failure collaborative and cardiovascular nurse ambassadors


To test a new model of care within the Victorian health system and reduce avoidable acute care admissions related to heart failure.

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Cardiovascular team
Safer Care Victoria

Page last updated: 04 May 2021

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