Koorliny Moort

Who we are

PCH’s Aboriginal Ambulatory Care Coordination program, Koorliny Moort (walking with families), provides out of hospital care to Aboriginal families who might find it hard to come to hospital for their paediatric appointments or who want to stay closer to home. We aim to improve out of hospital care for the sickest children closer to where their families live and work.

Services we provide

Koorliny Moort helps improve the coordination of care for children who come to hospital on a regular basis by:

  • coordinating appointments to minimise the need for families to travel to PCH
  • offering appointments closer to family home
  • ensuring essential information is shared with other health services involved in patient care, including GPs
  • providing health advice and social, cultural and family support
  • helping to arrange Telehealth appointments
  • collaborating with Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services (ACCHS) and other community services to help families meet their health care needs.

Koorliny Moort delivers fortnightly clinics at PCH and weekly clinics in the community.

Community clinics are delivered in conjunction with Derbarl Yerrigan Health Service (DYHS) at their Mirrabooka, Maddington and Midland clinics and with Child and Adolescent Community Health (CACH) at their clinics in Kwinana, Bentley, Mirrabooka and Hilton.

The Koorliny Moort team can also assist families with discharge arrangements, follow up appointments and outpatient referrals to PCH.

Referrals

Aboriginal children and adolescents up to 16 years of age who live in Western Australia and have any planned hospital appointments at PCH can be referred to Koorliny Moort by their doctor or other health professionals.Aboriginal children and adolescents up to 16 years of age who live in Western Australia and have any planned hospital appointments at PCH can be referred to Koorliny Moort by their doctor or other health professionals.

To access the DYHS and CACH clinic programs, children and adolescents who live in the metropolitan area can be referred to Koorliny Moort by their doctor or other health professional.

All Specialist Rooms, GP’s and WACHS referrers are being advised to direct all non-urgent referrals for PCH outpatient services to the Central Referral Service. 

Phone

1300 551 142 

Fax 

1300 365 056 

Online

https://ww2.health.wa.gov.au/Articles/A_E/Central-Referral-Service-guide-for-referrers 

  • New referrals will be assessed against the eligibility guidelines and prioritised according to medical need.
  • Referrals from Nurse Practitioners, other non-medical referrers and private hospitals (including those with a private-public partnership) are to be directed to PCH Referral Office.
  • All urgent referrals are to be sent to the PCH Referral Office.
  • Urgent referrals must always be discussed with the PCH Consultant / Registrar on call before the referral is sent.
  • The referral needs to include the name of the Consultant/ Registrar the referrer spoke to.
  • Each referral is to be faxed individually.

PCH switchboard

6456 2222

PCH Referral Office fax

6456 0097 

PCH Referral Office email

pch.referrals@health.wa.gov.au

Koorliny Moort is funded by the WA Footprints to Better Health.