Webinar: The Journey of ACAT to VBHC: Co-designing a community centred, outcome focused and culturally responsive model of care

Venue: Online
Date: 30 November 2022 12:30pm to 30 November 2022 01:30pm

Recognising the importance of the delivery of person-centered, value-driven, outcome-based healthcare, health services across Australia are seeking to redevelop and re-align models of care to better meet the needs of the people and communities they serve. The Aged Care Assessment Team (ACAT) within the Cairns and Hinterland Health and Hospital Service (HHS) is one such service, that over the last couple of years has embarked on a journey of change, reorienting its models of care to better meet the needs of individual communities.

Supported by HESTA this webinar will feature discussions on the system and service level challenges and enablers encountered by ACAT when co-designing a new model of care to better meet the needs of remote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. It will explore the factors that created the authorising environment for ACAT to explore change and the critical strategies that were instrumental in securing the support of existing local services and the local community.


Sorelle Doherty - Team Leader Adult Community Health Service Cairns and Deputy Chair CHHHS Clinical Council, Cairns and Hinterland Hospital and Health Service

Abbey Wroot – Senior Occupational Therapist