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Information for the community – Updated guidelines from 27 July 2021
Acknowledgement
The Women's and Children's Hospital is located on the traditional lands for the Kaurna people, and we respect their spiritual relationship with their Country. We also acknowledge that the Kaurna people are the custodians of the Adelaide region, and that their cultural and heritage beliefs are still as important to the living Kaurna people today.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people should be aware that this website may contain images, voices and names of people who have passed away.

Metropolitan Referral Unit (MRU)

The MRU provides a centralised single point of contact for a range of services to support hospital avoidance and early supported discharge, and is the only entry point for patients requiring referral to Health Care at Home and Country Home Link.

The Metropolitan Referral Unit (MRU) provides a centralised single point of contact for a range of services to support hospital avoidance and early supported discharge and is the only entry point for patients requiring referral to:

  • SA Community Care at Home (SACC)
  • Country Home Link (CHL)

Referral information

To make a referral, contact the MRU:

  • 7 days a week, 7:30am to 5pm (4pm on weekends) page the Discharge Liaison on 5898, or phone 0434 606 277
  • Outside these hours fax the referral form to 8161 8204 (or extension 18204 internally).

Forms are available by clicking on the Metropolitan Referral Icon on all desktops.

Further information

The MRU also provides information on:

  • Early supported discharge and hospital avoidance services
  • Identifying potential transfers to country / rural hospitals / interstate
  • Liaising with appropriate staff members and teams
  • Organising transport arrangements for hospital transfers and discharges
  • MedSTAR, RFDS, SAAS
  • Patient Assistance Transport Scheme (PATS)

The MRU can assist with referrals for:

  • Nursing/midwifery care
  • Paediatric/neonatal care
  • Medication management
  • IV therapy
  • Palliative care support
  • Allied health services
  • Accessing local community services

Location

The office of the Metropolitan Referral Unit is located on the Ground Floor, Playdeck Building (next to Security).

Contact

Phone

0434 606 277

Fax

(08) 8161 8204

Email

DLCYWHSMetropolitanReferralUnit@sa.gov.au